Sykes's Warbler (Hippolais rama) - HBW 11, p. 636
French: Hypolaïs rama
Spanish: Zarcero de Sykes
Taxonomy: Sylvia rama Sykes, 1832, Deccan, India.
Recent molecular-genetic studies suggest that this species and H. caligata, H. opaca and H. pallida are closer to Acrocephalus than to current congeners and could be placed in a separate genus, Iduna. Was formerly regarded as conspecific with H. caligata, but recent work has revealed that the two have apparently overlapping breeding ranges, and differ in mitochondrial DNA, song, habitat and morphology. Monotypic.
Distribution: Breeds from lower R Volga E to E Kazakhstan (L Balkhash) and extreme W China (W & C Xinjiang), S to S Iran, Afghanistan and NW & W Pakistan, also NW Oman; non-breeding Indian Subcontinent.
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A bird perched
Locality Singanallur Tank, Coimbatore District, Tamil Nadu, India (Monotypic species)
vasanthan.p.j 24 November 2014 26 weeks ago 4.7
AurélienAudevard 3 June 2007 5 years ago 4.6
Adult at the breeding season - photo by Altay Zhatkanbayev
Locality Karaoy, Ili River Delta, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan
Altay Zhatkanbayev 31 May 2014 46 weeks ago 4
A bird perched
Locality Anaikutty, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India
vasanthan.p.j 13 March 2010 3 years ago 4
AurélienAudevard 3 June 2007 5 years ago 4
Nest with 5 chicks.
Locality Kendirli (Fetisovo) village, Mangystau Province, Kazakhstan (Monotypic species)
Christophe Gouraud 30 May 2012 2 years ago 3.8
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