365. Acrocephalus bistrigiceps

365. Acrocephalus bistrigiceps.

Schrenck's Reed-Warbler.

Acrocephalus bistrigiceps, Swinh. Ibis, 1860, p. 51; Hume Dav. S. F. vi, p. 338; Hume, Cat. no. 517 ter; Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, p. 94; Oates, S. F. x, p. 214; id. B. B. i, p. 97.

Coloration. Upper plumage russet-brown, brighter on the rump and upper tail-coverts ; a distinct black streak on each side of the crown of the head; below this a broad pale buff supercilium, running from the base of the. bill; lores dark brown ; ear-coverts hair-brown; sides of neck like the back ; lower plumage pale buff, lighter on the abdomen, and nearly white on the chin and throat; wings and tail brown, edged with russet-brown on the outer webs. The lower plumage is more rufous after the autumn moult.

Iris brown; mouth pale yellow; upper mandible brown, lower flesh-coloured, slightly dusky at the tip; legs plumbeous flesh-colour ; soles of feet yellow ; claws horn-colour.

Length 5.1; tail 2.1; wing 2.1; tarsus .8 ; bill from gape .7; the second primary is generally intermediate in Length between the sixth and seventh, and sometimes equals the seventh; the first primary is large, measuring .5 inch in Length.

Distribution. Common in Southern Pegu near Kyeikpadein from November to April in paddy-fields and grass-jungle. This bird has also been found at Tavoy.

The summer-quartors of this bird appear to be Japan and Eastern Siberia.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
Reference: 
OATES EW. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Vol.1 1889.
Title in Book: 
365. Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
365
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
358
Common name: 
Schrenck’s Reed Warbler
M_ID: 
23243
M_CN: 
Black-browed Reed Warbler
M_SN: 
Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
510

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