Lanceolated Warbler: Medium warbler with streaked gray-yellow body. Underparts are white, brown streaked breast, flanks and undertail coverts. Brown legs, feet. Rare visitor to Alaska. Feeds on spiders, insects and their larvae. Direct flight close to the ground on shallow wing beats.
Range and Habitat
Lanceolated Warbler: Mainly an Asian species. Breeds from the central Urals in Russia east across Asia to Kamchatka, northern Japan and northeastern China. Accidental in fall migration on the North American west coast. Prefers dense vegetation and often found in reeds, rushes, and grassy meadows.
The Lanceolated Warbler was first described in 1840 by the Dutch aristocrat and zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck.
It is also known as the Streaked Warbler, the Grasshopper-warbler, and the Streaked Grasshopper-warbler.
They creep through grass and low foliage, and are difficult to see except sometimes when singing.
A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
The Lanceolated Warbler has a current rating of Least Concern. This rating has been given due to the size of the population and range of this bird species. This is a terrestrial bird species that has a fairly large range of about 10 million square kilometers. The population of this bird species is about 200,000 individual birds. This bird is native to many parts of the world, including portions of Asia and the South Pacific. This bird is also known to visit portions of Europe as well. There are no known threats to the Lanceolated Warbler.