Middendorff's grasshopper warbler

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Middendorff's grasshopper warbler
Locustella ochotensis 1876.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Locustellidae
Genus: Locustella
Species: L. ochotensis
Binomial name
Locustella ochotensis
Middendorff, 1853

The Middendorff's grasshopper warbler (Locustella ochotensis) is a species of Old World warbler in the family Locustellidae. It is found in Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Taiwan, and the United States.

The common name commemorates Alexander Theodor von Middendorff (1815–1894), a German–Russian naturalist who traveled extensively in Siberia.[2]


15.5 cm length. Crown, nape, lores, eye-stripe greyish brown. Mantle browner and more olive. Supercilium pale creamy extending to ear coverts. Rump and uppertail coverts more yellowish or rufous brown. Graduated, white-tipped tail may appear rounded. Voice: Song; high-pitched, spaced 'chit, chit', precedes trilled 'trrrrrrrr-schoy-schoy-schoy', call; 'tluk, tluk,....' also a short song flight. Habitat: Forests near water and scrubwoods.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Locustella ochotensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 234. 
  3. ^ A Field Guide to the Birds of Korea (2005). ISBN 89-951415-3-0