English: Clamorous Reed Warbler,
Egyptian Reed Warbler, Southern Great Reed Warbler
Russian: Туркестанская камышевка
Mongolian: Өмнөдийн охилбялзуухай
French: Rousserolle stentor
Japanese: チュウヨシキリ (Chu-yoshikiri)
Breeds in dense stands of papyrus, secondarily also in reedbeds, bulrushes,
maize and other dense vegetation tall enough to hide a person, in association
with water or at least marshland. Within the region mostly resident. Nest
similar to Great Reed Warbler’s.
Great Reed Warbler in size, song and habitat (although, unlike Great Reed,
prefers papyrus if offered a choice), but differs in several ways in terms of
shape and plumage details. Clamorous Reed gives a different impression owing to
its shorter, rounded wings (i.e. has short primary projection), longer and more
rounded tail and somewhat longer and, especially narrower bill. Differences in
proportions are visible not least in flight, when it looks shorter-bodied.
Brown above, roughly similar to Great Reed, but generally darker below. In
addition, a less common dark (melanistic) morph occurs in Middle East, as well
as intermediates. Usually upperparts are rather dark red-brown and underparts
shabby brownish-buff with just slightly paler throat (colors can recall Savi’s
Warbler rather than Great Reed). The Buff-white supercilium is at times shorter
and in particular narrower and thereby less prominent than on Great Reed, and
lores and eye-stripe are not so dark. Dark individuals often lack supercilium
altogether, also have darker bill (almost like young Starlings). Legs greyish.