368. Acrocephalus macrorhynchus

368. Acrocephalus macrorhynchus.

The Large-billed Reed-Warbler.

Phyllopneuste macrorhynchus, Hume, Ibis, 1869, p. 357. Acrocephalus macrorhynchus (Hume), Hume, Ibis, 1871, p. 31; id. S. F. iii, p. 405; id. Cat. no. 517 bis; Seebohm, Cat. B. M. v, Add. p. 404.

Coloration. The upper plumage and visible portions of wings and tail olive-brown; the lower plumage pale ochraceous; the under wing-coverts and axillaries paler.

Length about 5 ; tail 2.3 ; wing 2.4 ; tarsus .85; bill from gape .8; the first primary measures .35 ; the second is intermediate between the ninth and tenth; the closed tail is graduated to the extent of .4.

The type specimen, the only one known, I believe, of this species is now in the British Museum. It appears to me to represent an undoubtedly distinct species of Acrocephalus, which may be recognized by its abnormally large bill. The bird procured by Scully, and identified by him with the present species (S. F. iv, p. 146), is also in the British Museum, and is without doubt a specimen of Tribura major.

Distribution. The type was obtained in the Sutlej valley not far from Rampur.

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: 
368. Acrocephalus macrorhynchus
Book Author: 
Eugene William Oates, Edited by William Thomas Blanford
CatNo: 
368
Year: 
1889
Page No: 
360
Common name: 
Large Billed Reed Warbler
M_ID: 
23256
M_CN: 
Large-billed Reed Warbler
M_SN: 
Acrocephalus orinus
Volume: 
Vol. 1
id: 
513

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