Large Grass Warbler

It occurs in tall emergent vegetation in or bordering freshwater swamps or along banks of rivers in the lowlands of Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, northern India, Myanmar and the Chitwan National Park of Nepal. It is threatened by habitat loss and already extinct in Thailand and Vietnam.

The Large Grass Warbler is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

Large Grass Warbler, are uncommon passage migrant and resident respectively. Some species, such as Crested Goshawk, Bonelli's Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Lesser Coucal, Greater Coucal, Emerald Dove and Pacific Reef Egret, have stable populations in Hong Kong. However, they are listed in the China Red Data Book as rare or vulnerable because of continuing exploitation or habitat loss in Mainland China. More

21 Large Grass Warbler Gramnicola bengalensis 22 Broad-tailed Warbler Schoenicola platyura 23 Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata 24 Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia 25 Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella certhiola 26 Middendorff's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella ochotensis 27 Styan's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella pleskei 28 River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis 29 Savi's Warbler Locustella luscinioides 30 Gray's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella fasciolata 31 Japanese Swamp Warbler Locustella pryeri MARSH WARBLERS 32 More

A Large Grass Warbler was found dead this morning near my office in Hong Kong. It seems likely that our birds are distinct from the birds in N India, as they are seperated by a large distance and have different habitat preferences - our are in hilltop grasslands. There are very few records from elsewhere in China - just one from Guangxi that I am aware of, although there are also historical records from Hainan. More

Has anyone seen Large Grass Warbler at Tai Mo Shan (or elsewhere) this spring/summer. More

Large Grass Warbler (the last-named is now on the Birdlife International threatened list). Key Species Upland Pipit, Lesser Shortwing, Large Grass Warbler, Mountain Tailorbird, Brown Bush Warbler, Brownish-flanked Bush Warbler, Vinous-throated Parrotbill, Chinese Babax. Other Species Chinese Francolin, Bonelli’s Eagle, Lesser Coucal, Richard’s Pipit (race sinensis). Birding Recent rarities recorded on Tai Mo Shan include Red-tailed Laughingthrush (of ex-captive provenance). More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sylviidae
Genus : Graminicola
Species : bengalensis
Authority : Jerdon, 1863