English: Thick-billed Warbler,
Thick-billed Reed Warbler
Russian: Толстоклювая камышевка
Mongolian: Банхар охилбялзуухай, Банхар хардай
French: Rousserolle a gros bec
Japanese: ハシブトオオヨシキリ (Hashibuto-o-yoshikiri)
Breeds in S Siberia in dense vegetation of willows, young birch etc.
beside taiga bogs. Winters in India. Extremely rare vagrant (mostly in autumn)
Identification: Slightly smaller than Great Reed Warbler, with short, stubby bill and few plumage
features. Greyish-brown above with slightly warmer red-brown rump and tail-base
(in flight can recall nightingale, since tail is not only rusty but also long
and rounded), and dirty white below with buff-tinged breast, flanks and
undertail-coverts. Lacks prominent supercilium, has just light grey lores and
diffuse buffy grey-white eye-ring. Crown slightly warmer brown, on many
creating suggestion of brown cap. Primary projection medium-long. Legs greyish.
Rather sluggish in actions, often hops in forward-crouched posture with tail