Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Manchurian Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus tangorum) - HBW 11, p. 619

French: Rousserolle mandchoue German: Mandschurenrohrsänger Spanish: Carricerín Manchú
Other common names: Manchurian Paddyfield Warbler, North China Reed-warbler

Taxonomy: Acrocephalus tangorum La Touche, 1912, Chin-wang-tao, north-east Hebei, China.
Forms a superspecies with A. agricola and A. concinens. Formerly considered a race of A. agricola or of A. bistrigiceps, but recent morphological and DNA studies indicate that it warrants separate species rank; genetic analyses revealed c. 7·5% divergence from A. agricola (thus greater than that between e.g. Hippolais icterina and H. polyglotta) and difference in excess of 9·5% from A. bistrigiceps. Monotypic.

Distribution: Breeds in Manchuria region of NE China and SE Russia; non-breeding SE Asia.

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