English: Blyth’s Reed Warbler
Russian: Садовая камышевка
Mongolian: Бутны охилбялзуухай
French: Rousserolle des buissons
Japanese: シベリアヨシキリ (Shiberia-yoshikiri)
Body length: 12 ½ - 14cm.
Breeds in overgrown
clearings in deciduous forest, in bushes along riversides etc. Not attracted to
reeds or waterlogged ground. Summer visitor (in Finland mostly late May-Aug),
winters in India. Habits as Marsh Warbler.
Identification: Resembles Reed and Marsh Warblers. Told by: song; habitat; songpost in bush or
lower tree (in reeds or herbage; few exceptions); more obvious, long pale
supercilium, extending just beyond eye; rather short primary projection; legs
rather dark, brown-grey (never light pinkish); long bill and flat forehead
greyish-brown upperparts, flanks more olive-grey than buff. Some have markedly
uniform brown wing, without contrasting dark centers to wing-feathers.
–Juvenile: Rusty-toned above (like Reed).