Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Basra Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis) - HBW 11, p. 627

French: Rousserolle d’Irak German: Basrarohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de Basora

Taxonomy: Calamoherpe griseldis Hartlaub, 1891, Nguru, Kilosa, Tanzania.
Has been treated as conspecific with A. arundinaceus, but recent study based on mitochondrial DNA sequences supports treatment as separate species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds in E Iraq (on lower R Euphrates and R Tigris); non-breeding E Africa from S Somalia S to Mozambique and Malawi.

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