Little Grassbird vs Clamorous Reed-Warbler

To: "Canberra Birds" <>
Subject: Little Grassbird vs Clamorous Reed-Warbler
From: "John Layton" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:16:55 +1100

Lidell’s photo generated much debate/argument at our place, finally everyone settled for a juvenile Little Grassbird, but were surprised to read. “Its sound is a very weak whistle.” In our experience it’s quite the opposite and more often heard than seen. However this reminds me that I’ve sometimes thought the same species will give different calls depending on the geographical area. Anyone?

And I thought Clamorous Reed-Warbler was now Australian Reed-Warbler, or have the taxonomists changed it?

John Layton


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