French: Rousserolle de Swinhoe German: Strauchrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de Swinhoe
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. haringtoni
Witherby, 1920 – from N Afghanistan E to Kashmir; non-breeding unknown, probably lower foothills in Pakistan and NW India#R.
A. c. stevensi
E. C. S. Baker, 1922 – NE India (plains of R Brahmaputra, in Assam) and probably adjacent parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar; non-breeding NE India (West Bengal, Meghalaya, Manipur and the floodplain of the Brahmaputra)#R.
A. c. concinens
(Swinhoe, 1870) – N & C parts of E China (Beijing and N Hebei S to Guangxi and, probably, Guangdong); non-breeding mainly S & E Myanmar, N & C Thailand and N & C Laos#R.
13–14 cm; 7·7–8·9 g. Drab, unstreaked reed-warbler with rather prominent supercilium. Nominate race has whitish supercilium extending short distance behind eye,... read more
Song varied, short phrases consisting mainly of slurred whistles, clear notes and some buzzing... read more
Breeds in reeds, rushes, tall grass and other dense vegetation around lakes, at swamps and along... read more
Food and feeding
No exact data. Diet includes insects, e.g. small beetles (Coleoptera), ants (Hymenoptera).
Season end Apr to Aug in Indian Subcontinent. Nest a neat deep cup made of grass, reed fibre, rush leaves, occasionally some moss (one was... read more
Resident and migratory. Race stevensi largely resident, subject to some movement outside... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common breeder in W Himalayas, but rare summer visitor in Pakistan; uncommon in China. Uncommon non-breeding visitor in SE Asia.
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