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Aquatic Warbler

Acrocephalus paludicola

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

BTO 2

AQ

BTO 5

AQUWA

Euring 5

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CONSERVATION STATUS

UK Conservation Status


Red Status

European Conservation Status


Conservation Description


The Aquatic Warbler is a rare passage migrant in the UK, Isle of Man, and Ireland with around 40 records per year. This species is most likely to occur in wetland habitats in coastal areas. It has a "Red" status because it is globally threatened.

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SUMMARY

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Aquatic Warbler: Small, marsh warbler with black and buff streaking on upperparts. Underparts buff and white with variable amount of fine streaking in adults. Face has pale lores. Wings and tail brown with black streaks. Bill grey with yellow lower mandible, legs and feet pink. Vulnerable.


Range and Habitat

Aquatic Warbler: Rare autumn visitor in areas of southern Britain. Stops off on its way between breeding grounds in eastern Europe and its winter home in West Africa. Found in thick vegetation close to the ground or water in coastal reedbeds along the southern coast.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"trrrrr-dew-dew-dew-churrrrr-di-di-di", "tuk", "chuck", "cher-cherr"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Aquatic Warblers are highly promiscuous; most males and females have offspring with multiple partners.
  • Seventy percent of the world's population of Aquatic Warblers breeds in the Polesie region of South Belarus.
  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
Lower mandibleX
The lower part of the bill.
4 and 6 letter alpha codesX

The four letter common name alpha code is is derived from the first two letters of the common first name and the first two letters of common last name. The six letter species name alpha code is derived from the first three letters of the scientific name (genus) and the first three letters of the scientific name (species). See (1) below for the rules used to create the codes..

Four-letter (for English common names) and six-letter (for scientific names) species alpha codes were developed by Pyle and DeSante (2003, North American Bird-Bander 28:64-79) to reflect A.O.U. taxonomy and nomenclature (A.O.U. 1998) as modified by Supplements 42 (Auk 117:847-858, 2000) and 43 (Auk 119:897-906, 2002). The list has been updated by Pyle and DeSante to reflect changes reported by the A.O.U from 2003 through 2006.

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The Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) was established in the mid-1990 s as a cooperative project among several federal agencies to improve and expand upon taxonomic data (known as the NODC Taxonomic Code) maintained by the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

To find the ITIS page for a bird species go to the ITIS web site advanced search and report page at http://www.itis.gov/advanced_search.html. You can enter the TSN or the common name of the bird. It will return the ITIS page for that bird. Another way to obtain the ITIS page is to use the Google search engine. Enter the string ITIS followed by the taxonomic ID, for example "ITIS 178041" will return the page for the Allen's Hummingbird.

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