Acrocephalidae – Reed warblers and allies

Australian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus australis) by Ian

Australian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus australis) by Ian

And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal. (Revelation 21:16 KJV)

CLASS – AVES, Order – PASSERIFORMES, Family – Acrocephalidae – Reed warblers and allies

Latest I.O.C. Version
Species (62)

Grauer’s Warbler (Graueria vittata)
Malagasy Brush Warbler (Nesillas typica)
Subdesert Brush Warbler (Nesillas lantzii)
Anjouan Brush Warbler (Nesillas longicaudata)
Grand Comoro Brush Warbler (Nesillas brevicaudata)
Moheli Brush Warbler (Nesillas mariae)
Aldabra Brush Warbler (Nesillas aldabrana)
Basra Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis)
Cape Verde Warbler (Acrocephalus brevipennis)
Greater Swamp Warbler (Acrocephalus rufescens)
Lesser Swamp Warbler (Acrocephalus gracilirostris)
Madagascan Swamp Warbler (Acrocephalus newtoni)
Seychelles Warbler (Acrocephalus sechellensis)
Rodrigues Warbler (Acrocephalus rodericanus)
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
Oriental Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus orientalis)
Clamorous Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus stentoreus)
Australian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus australis)
Millerbird (Acrocephalus familiaris)
Nightingale Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus luscinius)
Saipan Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus hiwae)
Aguiguan Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus nijoi)
Pagan Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus yamashinae)
Mangareva Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus astrolabii)
Nauru Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus rehsei)
Carolinian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus syrinx)
Bokikokiko (Acrocephalus aequinoctialis)
Northern Marquesan Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus percernis)
Tahiti Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus caffer)
Moorea Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus longirostris)
Garrett’s Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus musae)
Southern Marquesan Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus mendanae)
Tuamotu Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus atyphus)
Cook Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus kerearako)
Rimatara Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus rimitarae)
Henderson Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus taiti)
Pitcairn Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus vaughani)
Black-browed Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus bistrigiceps)
Moustached Warbler (Acrocephalus melanopogon)
Aquatic Warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola)
Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
Speckled Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus sorghophilus)
Blunt-winged Warbler (Acrocephalus concinens)
Manchurian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus tangorum)
Large-billed Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus orinus)
Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola)
Blyth’s Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus dumetorum)
Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
African Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus baeticatus)
Marsh Warbler (Acrocephalus palustris)
Thick-billed Warbler (Arundinax aedon)
African Yellow Warbler (Iduna natalensis)
Mountain Yellow Warbler (Iduna similis)
Booted Warbler (Iduna caligata)
Sykes’s Warbler (Iduna rama)
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna pallida)
Western Olivaceous Warbler (Iduna opaca)
Papyrus Yellow Warbler (Calamonastides gracilirostris)
Upcher’s Warbler (Hippolais languida)
Olive-tree Warbler (Hippolais olivetorum)
Melodious Warbler (Hippolais polyglotta)
Icterine Warbler (Hippolais icterina)


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Acrocephalidae (the marsh- and tree-warblers or acrocephalid warblers) in this family are usually rather large “warblers”. Most are rather plain olivaceous brown above with much yellow to beige below. They are usually found in open woodland, reedbeds or tall grass. The family occurs mostly in southern to western Eurasia and surroundings, but also ranging far into Pacific, with some species in Africa. The genus limits are seriously in need of revision; either most species should be moved into Acrocephalus, or the latter should be split up. However there is insufficient knowledge as to how. (Wikipedia with editing)

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