Sakhalin grasshopper warbler

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Sakhalin grasshopper warbler
Locustella amnicola Hokkaido Japan.jpg
from Hokkaido, Japan
Conservation status
Not recognized (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Locustellidae
Genus: Locustella
Species: L. amnicola
Binomial name
Locustella amnicola
(Stepanyan, 1972)

Sakhalin grasshopper warbler (Locustella amnicola), is a species of grass warbler in the family Locustellidae; it was formerly included in the "Old World warbler" assemblage.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This small passerine bird breeds from Sakhalin island, the southern Kuril Islands and Hokkaido in Japan. It is a species found in lowland and coastal regions, nesting in forests or thickets.

Description[edit]

This is the largest of all the Locustella warblers, approaching the size of the great reed warbler. The adult has an unstreaked olive-brown back, uniformly grey breast and buff underparts, with unmottled dull orange under tail-coverts.

The song is a short phrase, loud and distinctive; nothing like the insect-like reeling of European Locustella species, and more musical than that of Pallas's grasshopper warbler.

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