Acrocephalus stentorius, Hemp & Ehr.
515. :- Acrocephalus brunnescens, Jerd. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 154; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. III, p. 478; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 405; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 148; Swinhoe and Barnes, Central India; Ibis, 1885, p. 125.
THE LARGE REED WARBLER.
Length, 8.5; expanse, 10.6; wing, 3.62; tail, 3.25 ; tarsus, 1.2 ; bill at front, 0.7.
Bill dark-brown, fleshy at base beneath ; irides dull greenish-yellow ; legs horny-brown.
Above light olive-brown, darkest on the wings and tail, and lightest on the rump; beneath, and eye-brow, with a tinge of olive-yellow ; the chin pure white ; wings and tail beneath cinereous ; plumage soft and silky.
The Large Reed Warbler is a cold weather visitant to the Deccan, Guzerat and Rajputana portions of our limits, but in Sind it would appear to be a permanent resident, breeding about August.