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Grasshopper warblers

Grasshopper Warblers
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Sylviidae
Genus:Locustella
Species
L. luscinoides
L. certhiola
L. ochotensis
L. lanceolata
L. fluviatilis
L. fasciolata
L. naevia
L. pleskei
L. pryeri

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

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.

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

Species breeding in temperate regions are strongly migratory.

The nine species are



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