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Photo by stuprice68
Yakumo, Hokkaido, Japan, June 2006
Acrocephalus bistrigiceps


13·5 cm (5¼ in). Adult has long broad pale buff supercilium bordered above by prominent black lateral crown-stripe, warm olive-brown crown and upperparts with slightly more rufescent rump and whitish underparts with warm buff breast-sides and flanks. Brown of plumage paler and more greyish-olive when worn.


Asia: found in Russia, Siberia, Mongolia, China, India, Western Himalayas, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong
Southeast Asia: Indochina, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia


This is a monotypic species[1].


Reed beds, riverside scrub and rice fields.



Their diet consists of insects, spiders and beetles.


Migratory, spending the winter in south and south-eastern Asia.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)
  5. Wikipedia

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