Paddyfield Warbler (Acrocephalus agricola) - HBW 11, p. 619
French: Rousserolle isabelle
Spanish: Carricero Agrícola
Other common names: Jerdon’s Reed-warbler
Taxonomy: Sylvia (acrocephalus) agricola Jerdon, 1845, near Nellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
Forms a superspecies with A. tangorum and A. concinens, and has been considered conspecific with one or both. Differs from each, however, in combination of plumage characters and biometrics; furthermore, recent DNA studies indicate c. 7·5% divergence from A. tangorum. Geographical variation poorly understood, as colour differences heavily influenced by effects of plumage wear; races capistratus sometimes merged with nominate. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- septimus (Gavrilenko, 1954) - breeds E Europe (Romania, Bulgaria) E to S Ukraine and W Kazakhstan (lower R Ural and lower R Ilek); non-breeding SE Iran and W Indian Subcontinent.
- capistratus (Severtsov, 1873) - breeds SW Siberia and Kazakhstan (except W) E to upper R Yenisey and W Mongolia, S to NE Iran, Tajikistan and NW China (Xinjiang), possibly also Afghanistan; non-breeding Indian Subcontinent.
- agricola (Jerdon, 1845) - breeds C Asia (details uncertain); non-breeding E Iran and Indian Subcontinent.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird perched with a lot of wind Locality Dobruja, Romania (ssp septimus)
Helmut Schenkel Brunner 30 April 2005 5 years ago 11 sec 3
A bird perched on reeds Locality Dobruja, Romania (ssp septimus)
Helmut Schenkel Brunner 30 April 2005 5 years ago 10 sec 3
A male singing from a reed Locality Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve, Akmola Province, Kazakhstan (ssp capistratus)
Eric Roualet 3 June 2012 48 weeks ago 19 sec 2.7
A male singing Locality Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve, Akmola Province, Kazakhstan (ssp capistratus)
Eric Roualet 3 June 2012 48 weeks ago 15 sec 2.3
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adult breeding palumage, Ventės Ragas,
Vytautas JUSYS 22 May 2010 1 year ago 4
Locality Thrissur Paddy Fields, Thrissur District, Kerala, India
harikamal 5 February 2012 1 year ago 3.9
Locality Gujarat, India
deomurari 3 years ago 3.8
The portrait of the bird.
Locality Beglitskaya Spit, Neklinovsky District, Rostov Oblast, Western Russia, Russia (ssp septimus)
Anatoliy Kuzmin 27 August 2011 1 year ago 3.7
Adult catching a fly.
Locality Kendirli-Kayasan plateau, Mangystau Province, Kazakhstan (ssp septimus)
Christophe Gouraud 14 May 2012 35 weeks ago 3.6
Locality Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India (ssp agricola)
vasanthan.p.j 11 March 2011 1 year ago 3.5