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 1 year ago 19 sec 2.7
A male singing Locality Korgalzhyn State Nature Reserve, Akmola Province, Kazakhstan (ssp capistratus)
Eric Roualet 3 June 2012 1 year ago 15 sec 2.3
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adult breeding palumage, Ventės Ragas,
Vytautas JUSYS 22 May 2010 2 years ago 4
Locality Thrissur Paddy Fields, Thrissur District, Kerala, India
harikamal 5 February 2012 1 year ago 3.9
This bird, the fourth Cornish record, was found at Church Cove by Neil Westwater and myself and stayed until 13th October.
Locality The Lizard, Cornwall, England, Great Britain
Perry Jonathan Smale 8 October 2012 33 weeks ago 3.8
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 2 years ago 3.7
Adult catching a fly.
Locality Kendirli-Kayasan plateau, Mangystau Province, Kazakhstan (ssp septimus)
Christophe Gouraud 14 May 2012 1 year ago 3.6