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Lesser Swamp-Warbler

Acrocephalus gracilirostris (Hartlaub, 1864)

The Lesser Swamp Warbler or Cape Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus gracilirostris) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It is a resident breeder in Africa from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Chad and Ethiopia south to South Africa. This is a common species of reedbeds in standing water. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Acrocephalidae
Genus:
  Acrocephalus

Scientific:
  Acrocephalus gracilirostris

Citation:
  (Hartlaub, 1864)

Reference:
  Ibis p.348

Protonym:
  Calamoherpe gracilirostris

Avibase ID:
  4AA7817DADA134EB

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/4AA7817D

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 558417

Geographic range:

  • Acrocephalus gracilirostris [gracilirostris or zuluensis]: southeastern Zimbabwe and southern Mozambique to southern Namibia and South Africa
  • Acrocephalus gracilirostris neglectus: W Chad
  • Acrocephalus gracilirostris jacksoni: southern Sudan to western Kenya, Uganda, and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Acrocephalus gracilirostris tsanae: NW Ethiopia (Lake Tana)
  • Acrocephalus gracilirostris leptorhynchus: eastern Ethiopia, southern Somalia, and southeastern Kenya to southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, southeastern Zambia, northern Zimbabwe, and Malawi
  • Acrocephalus gracilirostris parvus: Highlands of sw Ethiopia to Kenya, n Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi
  • Acrocephalus gracilirostris cunenensis: SW Angola to n Namibia, n Botswana, sw Zambia, w Zimbabwe
  • Acrocephalus gracilirostris winterbottomi: N and nw Zambia to e Angola and sw Tanzania
  • Show more...
English:
Lesser Swamp-Warbler
Czech:
rákosník jižní
German:
Kaprohrsänger
Danish:
Sumpsanger
Spanish:
Carricero Picofino
Finnish:
afrikanruokokerttunen
French:
Rousserolle à bec fin
Italian:
Cannaiola minore
Japanese:
ashinagayoshikiri
Japanese:
アシナガヨシキリ
Dutch:
Kaapse Rietzanger
Norwegian:
Dunkjevlesanger
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Dunkjevlesongar
Polish:
trzciniak jasnobrewy
Portuguese:
Rouxinol pequeno dos Pantanos
Russian:
Капская камышовка
Slovak:
trsteniarik čiernonohý
Swedish:
mindre sumpsångare
Ukrainian:
Очеретянка світлоброва
Chinese:
细嘴苇莺


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Rousserolle à bec fin ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Rousserolle à bec fin ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Lesser Swamp-warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 2]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Lesser Swamp Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 2]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Acrocephalus gracilirostris [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Acrocephalus gracilirostris [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Acrocephalus gracilirostris [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Lesser Swamp-Warbler ( Acrocephalus gracilirostris) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Acrocephalus gracilirostris [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Acrocephalus gracilirostris [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Kaapse Rietsanger
Catalan: boscarla becfina
Czech: Rákosník jižní
Danish: Sumpsanger
German: Kaprohrsänger
English: African Swamp-Warbler, Cape African Reed Warbler, Cape Reed Warbler, Cape Reed-Warbler, Greater Swamp Warbler, Lesser Swamp Reed-Warbler, Lesser Swamp Warbler, Lesser Swamp-Warbler, Swamp Warbler, Swamp-Warbler
English (IOC): Lesser Swamp Warbler
English (Kenya): Lesser Swamp Warbler
Spanish: Carricero Pantanoso, Carricero Picofino
Spanish (Spain): Carricero Picofino
Spanish (HBW): Lesser Swamp Warbler
Estonian: bantu roolind
Finnish: Afrikanruokokerttunen
French: Rousserolle à bec fin, Rousserolle à bec mince, Rousserolle du Cap
Hungarian: fokföldi nádiposzáta
Italian: Cannaiola beccofine, Cannaiola minore
Japanese: ashinagayoshikiri
Japanese: アシナガヨシキリ
Kwangali: Niini
Scientific: Acrocephalus gracilirostris, Acrocephalus gracilirostris gracilirostris, Acrocephalus gracilirostris jacksoni, Acrocephalus gracilirostris neglectus, Acrocephalus gracilirostris parvus, Acrocephalus jacksoni, Acrocephalus neglecta, Acrocephalus palustris, Acrocephalus palustris palustris, Acrocephalus parvus, Calamocichla gracilirostris, Calamocichla jacksoni, Calamocichla neglecta, Calamoherpe gracilirostris, Motacilla s. Sylvia palustris, Phyllostrephus parvus
Lithuanian: Kapinė nendrinukė
Dutch: Kaapse Rietzanger
Norwegian Nynorsk: Dunkjevlesongar
Norwegian: dunkjevlesanger, Kaffersanger
Polish: trzciniak jasnobrewy
Portuguese: Rouxinol pequeno dos Pantanos, Rouxinol-pequeno-dos-pantanos, Rouxinol-pequeno-dos-pântanos
Russian: Капская камышевка, Капская камышовка
Slovak: trsteniarik čiernonohý
Shona: Timba
Sotho, Southern: Soamahlaka-ntšitšoeu
Swedish: Kaffersångare, mindre sumpsångare
Swahili: Shoro Mdomo-mwembamba
Ukrainian: Очеретянка світлоброва
Chinese: 细嘴苇莺
Chinese (Traditional): 細嘴葦鶯

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