804. Acrocephalus orinus

(804) Acrocephalus orinus

The Large-billed Reed-Warbler.

Acrocephalus orinus Oberholser, Proc. U.S. Nat. Mus., viii, p. 895 (1905) (Rampur). Acrocephalus macrorhynchus. Blanf. & Oates, i, p. 360.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. Upper plumage, closed wings and tail olive-brown; lower plumage pale ochraceous, the flanks rather darker; under wing coverts and axillaries pale ochraceous, lighter than the breast.

Colours of soft parts. Not recorded.

Measurements. Total length about 130 mm.; wing 61.5 mm,; tail 37 mm.; tarsus about 20 mm.; culmen 16.5 mm.

The first primary measures about 10 mm. and the second primary is between the ninth and tenth in length.

Distribution. Sutlej Valley, where the only specimen known was obtained.

Nidification and Habits. Nothing recorded.

Oberholser has shown that macrorhynchus is preoccupied and cannot be used for this bird and has therefore renamed it as above.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.2 1924.
Title in Book: 
804. Acrocephalus orinus
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
804
Year: 
1924
Page No: 
398
Common name: 
Large Billed Reed Warbler
M_ID: 
23256
M_CN: 
Large-billed Reed Warbler
M_SN: 
Acrocephalus orinus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
3443

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