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Lanceolated Warbler

Locustella lanceolata

Order

PASSERIFORMES

Family

Grassbirds (Megaluridae)

BTO 2

No Data

BTO 5

LANWA

Euring 5

12350
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CONSERVATION STATUS

UK Conservation Status


Not Assessed

European Conservation Status


Conservation Description


In the UK, Isle of Man, and Ireland, the Lanceolated Warbler is a very rare migrant with two records per year on average. It is most likely to occur during September and October. The conservation status for this species is "not assessed' in the UK because it only occurs as a rare migrant, and is not globally threatened.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Lanceolated Warbler: Medium warbler with streaked grey-yellow body. Underparts are white, brown streaked breast, flanks and undertail coverts. Brown legs, feet. Rare visitor to Alaska. Feeds on spiders, insects and their larvae. Direct flight close to the ground on shallow wing beats.


Range and Habitat

Lanceolated Warbler: Rare vagrant to the UK. Mainly an Asian species. Breeds from the central Urals in Russia east across Asia to Kamchatka, northern Japan and northeastern China. Prefers dense vegetation and often found in reeds, rushes, and grassy meadows.

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SONGS AND CALLS

Voice Text

"rink-tink-tink", "pwit"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
  • It is also known as the Streaked Warbler, the Grasshopper-warbler, and the Streaked Grasshopper-warbler.
  • The Lanceolated Warbler was first described in 1840 by the Dutch aristocrat and zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
  • They creep through grass and low foliage, and are difficult to see except sometimes when singing.

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UnderpartsX

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

Undertail covertsX
Small feathers that cover the areas where the retrices (tail feathers) attach to the rump.
BreastX
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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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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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