Middendorf's Grasshopper Warbler: Medium warbler, rust-brown upperparts, dark brown rump, white underparts with brown wash on lower breast, sides. Throat and eye brows are white. Tail is short and white-tipped. Legs and feet are orange. Alternates rapid wing beats with wings tucked to sides.
Range and Habitat
Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler: Native to Asia; strays and breeds in the western Aleutian and Bering Sea islands. Prefers dense vegetation and remains concealed in thick grass and shrubs.
The Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler is named for its song, which sounds like a grasshopper.
They are difficult to observe because they prefer to skulk in dense vegetation and remain concealed in dense shrubs and grasses.
A group of warblers has many collective nouns, including a "bouquet", "confusion", "fall", and "wrench" of warblers.
The Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler has a large range, estimated globally at 100,000 to 1,000,000 square kilometers. Native to Asia, the Russian Federation, and the United States, this bird prefers grassland, wetland, and shrubland ecosystems. The global population of this bird is estimated at 100,000 to 1,000,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. For this reason, the current evaluation status of Middendorff's Grasshopper-Warbler is Least Concern.