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Grass warblers
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae
Genus: Locustella
Kaup, 1829
L. luscinoides
L. certhiola
L. ochotensis
L. lanceolata
L. fluviatilis
L. fasciolata
L. naevia
L. pleskei
L. pryeri

The grass warblers are small passerine birds belonging to the genus Locustella of the Old World warbler family Sylviidae.

These are rather drab brownish warblers usually associated with fairly open grassland, shrubs or marshes. Some are streaked, others plain, all are difficult to view. They are insectivorous.

The most characteristic feature of this group is that the song of several species is a mechanical insect-like reeling which gives rise to the group's scientific name.

Species breeding in temperate regions are strongly migratory.

The nine species are

  • Savi's Warbler, Locustella luscinoides
    Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella certhiola
    Middendorf's Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella ochotensis
    Lanceolated Warbler, Locustella lanceolata
    River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis
    Gray's Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella fasciolata
    Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella naevia
    Styan's Grasshopper Warbler, Locustella pleskei
    Japanese Swamp Warbler, Locustella pryeri

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