Blunt-winged Warbler (Acrocephalus concinens) - HBW 11, p. 620
French: Rousserolle de Swinhoe
Spanish: Carricero de Swinhoe
Other common names: Blunt-winged Paddyfield Warbler, Blunt-winged Reed-warbler
Taxonomy: Calamoherpe concinens Swinhoe, 1870, Beijing, China.
Forms a superspecies with A. tangorum and A. agricola, and has been treated as conspecific with latter. Differs from both, and also from A. bistrigiceps, in combination of plumage characters and biometrics; furthermore, molecular analysis revealed 5·6% divergence from A. tangorum. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- haringtoni Witherby, 1920 - breeds from N Afghanistan E to Kashmir.
- stevensi Stuart Baker, 1922 - NE India (plains of R Brahmaputra, in Assam) and adjacent parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
- concinens (Swinhoe, 1870) - breeds N & C parts of E China; non-breeding mainly S Myanmar and N Thailand.
- Least Concern Enlarge map