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Japanese Swamp Warbler Locustella pryeri sinensis  
Japanese Swamp Warbler
Photographer : © Vivek Tiwari
Location :Hengsha Island at the mouth of the Yangtze River, near Shanghai, China
Date : 3 August 2014
English synonyms:Japanese Grassbird, Japanese Marsh Warbler, Japanese Marshbird, Japanese Marsh-Warbler, Japanese Swamp-Warbler, Marsh Grassbird, Marshland Warbler, Marsh-Warbler
Bird Family :Acrocephalinae - Tesias, Stubtails, Warblers & Tailorbirds
Bird Group :PASSERIFORMES
Red Data Status :Near Threatened
Remarks :At least two birds were singing and displaying even at 4PM. There may have been young birds around as well. This island is apparently targeted for a large deep-water harbour. Large scale land reclamation was visible though no construction has yet started.

A juvenile bird in transition to adult plumage? - VT