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.

The Fauna Of British India including Ceylon and Burma
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
Page No: 
Common name: 
Schrenck’s Reed Warbler
Black-browed Reed Warbler
Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
Vol. 1

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