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Acrocephalidae
วงศ์นกพง
woŋ nók pʰoŋ

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wěi-yīng kē

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yoshi-kiri ka

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General

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The Acrocephalidae are a result of the break-up of the former large Sylviidae assemblage. Other families arising from this break-up include the Locustellidae, Phylloscipidae, and Scotocercidae, as well as part of the Sylviidae.

Originally, the collective Thai name for warblers and the other smallest insect-eating native birds was the onomatopoetic term นกกระจิบ nók krà-cìp ('krà-cìp bird'). Today นกกระจิบ nók krà-cìp is ornithologically restricted to tailorbirds and prinias in the family Cisticolidae.

Current warbler names were largely coined by a Thai ornithologist and covered several large groups within the Sylviidae.

The Acrocephalidae are all named นกพง nók pʰoŋ 'thicket-bird'. Some species are differentiated as นกพงใหญ nók pʰoŋ yày 'large thicket-bird' and others as นกพงนา nók pʰoŋ-naa 'paddyfield thicket-warbler', but this does not correspond to meaningful taxonomic divisions.

Apart from the Acrocephalidae, นกพง nók pʰoŋ 'thicket-bird' is also used for the Graminicola grass warblers (Pellorneidae) and Locustella grasshopper warblers (Locustellidae).

Family name

The family name used here is based on a proposal by (23) that วงศ์นกพง woŋ nók pʰoŋ 'thicketbird family', covering Phragmaticola (Arundinax) and Acrocephalus, should be used for the Acrocephalidae as a separate family.

Species names

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SCIENTIFIC & WESTERN
THAI
OTHER S. E. ASIAN
EAST ASIAN
Arundinax
Latin
English
Thai
Other Th
Malaysian
Indonesian
Vietnamese
Chinese
Japanese
Arundinax aedon
Phragmaticola aedon
Acrocephalus aedon
link to photo
Thick-billed warbler
Thick-billed reed warbler
นกพงใหญ่ปากหนา
nók pʰoŋ yày pàak-năa
'thick-billed large thicket-bird'
นกพงปากหนา
nók pʰoŋ pàak-năa
'thick-billed thicket-bird' (18, 19, 20, 21)
Burung Cekup Paya Paruh Tebal
'thick-billed marsh-warbler (bird)' (24, 26)
Burung Cekup Paya Tebal
'thick-billed warbler (bird)' (27)
  Acrocephalus aedon:
Chim Chích mỏ rộng
'broad-billed warbler (bird)' (12, 13)
厚嘴苇莺
(厚嘴葦鶯)
hòu-zuǐ wěi-yīng
'thick-billed reed-warbler'
ハシブトオオヨシキリ
(嘴太大葦切り)
hashi-buto ō yoshi-kiri
'thick-billed large reed-cutter'
Acrocephalus
Latin
English
Thai
Other Th
Malaysian
Indonesian
Vietnamese
Chinese
Japanese
Acrocephalus bistrigiceps
link to photo
Black-browed reed warbler
Black-browed reed-warbler
Schrenk's reed warbler
Von Schrenk's reed warbler
นกพงคิ้วดำ
nók pʰoŋ kʰíw-dam
'black-eyebrowed thicket-bird'
  Burung Cekup Paya Kecil
'small marsh-warbler (bird)' (26, 27)
Burung Cekup Alis Hitam
'black-eyebrowed warbler (bird)' (24)
Burung Kerakbasi Alis-hitam
'black-eyebrowed reedwarbler (bird)'
Chim Chích đầu nhọn mày đen
'black-eyebrowed sharp-headed warbler (bird)' (12)
黑眉苇莺
(黑眉葦鶯)
hēi-méi wěi-yīng
'black-eyebrowed reed-warbler'
Taiwan:
(双眉苇莺)
雙眉葦鶯
shuāng-méi wěi-yīng
'double-eyebrowed reed-warbler'
コヨシキリ
(小葦切り)
ko yoshi-kiri
'small reed-cutter'
Acrocephalus orinus Hume's Reed Warbler นกพงปากยาว
nók pʰoŋ pàak-yaaw
'long-billed thicket-bird'
        大嘴苇莺
(大嘴葦鶯)
dà-zuǐ wěi-yīng
'large-billed reed warbler'
オオハシヨシキリ
(大嘴葦切り)
ō-hashi yoshi-kiri
'large-billed reed-cutter'
Acrocephalus dumetorum
link to photo
Blyth's reed warbler
Blyth's reed-warbler
นกพงนาพันธุ์อินเดีย
nók pʰoŋ-naa pʰan in-dia
'Indian species paddyfield thicket-bird'
        布氏苇莺
(布氏葦鶯)
bù-shì wěi-yīng
'Mr Bu's reed warbler' (2, 3)
布莱氏苇莺
(布萊氏葦鶯)
bùlái-shì wěi-yīng
'Mr Bulai's reed warbler' (5)
ヤチヨシキリ
(八千葦切り)
yachi yoshi-kiri
'yachi reed-cutter' (Yachi is found in place names. Although usually written 八千 meaning 'eight thousand' = 'many', it is associated with 'swamp, marshland'.)
Acrocephalus agricola
link to photo
Paddyfield warbler นกพงนาพันธุ์หิมาลัย
nók pʰoŋ-naa pʰan hì-maa-lay
'Himalayan species paddyfield thicket-bird'
นกพงนาหิมาลัย
nók pʰoŋ-naa hì-maa-lay
'Himalayan paddyfield thicket-bird' (18, 19, 20, 21, 22)
      稻田苇莺
(稻田葦鶯)
dàotián wěi-yīng
'paddy-field reed warbler'
イナダヨシキリ
(稲田葦切り)
inada yoshi-kiri
'paddy field reed-cutter'
Acrocephalus concinens
link to photo
Blunt-winged warbler
Blunt-winged paddy-field warbler
นกพงนาพันธุ์จีน
nók pʰoŋ naa pʰan ciin
'Chinese species paddyfield thicket-bird'
      Chim Chích cánh cụt
'short-winged warbler (bird)' (12, 13)
钝翅苇莺
(鈍翅葦鶯)
dùn-chì wěi-yīng
'blunt-winged reed-warbler'
or
钝翅稻田苇莺
(鈍翅稻田葦鶯)
dùn-chì dàotián wěi-yīng
'blunt-winged paddyfield reed-warbler' (1, 3, 5)
コバネヨシキリ
(小羽葦切り)
ko-bane yoshi-kiri
'small-winged reed-cutter'
Latin
English
Thai
Other Th
Malaysian
Indonesian
Vietnamese
Chinese
Japanese
Acrocephalus tangorum

Manchurian Reed warbler
Manchurian Paddyfield Warbler
นกพงนาพันธุ์แมนจูเรีย
nók pʰoŋ naa pʰan maeen-cuu-ria
'Manchurian species paddyfield thicket-bird'
      Chim Chích sậy Mãn Châu
'Manchu reed-warbler (bird)' (Wikipedia)
›Taxonomy‹
远东苇莺
(遠東葦鶯)
yuǎn-dōng wěi-yīng
'far eastern reed-warbler' (2, 3, 4)
›Taxonomy‹
コクリュウコウイナダヨシキリ
(黒龍江稲田葦切り)
kokuryū-kō inada yoshi-kiri
'Amur river paddyfield reed-cutter'
Acrocephalus orientalis
link to photo
Oriental reed warbler
Oriental reed-warbler
Oriental great reed warbler
นกพงใหญ่พันธุ์ญี่ปุ่น
nók pʰoŋ yày pʰan yîi-pùn
'Japanese species large thicket-bird'
  Burung Cekup Paya Besar
'large marsh-warbler (bird)' (24, 26, 27)
Burung Kerakbasi Besar
'large reedwarbler (bird)'
Chim Chích đầu nhọn Phương đông
'eastern sharp-headed warbler (bird)' (12)
东方大苇莺
(東方葦鶯)
dōngfāng dà wěi-yīng
'eastern large reed-warbler'
Taiwan:
(东方大苇莺)
東方大葦鶯
dōngfāng dà wěi-yīng
'eastern large reed-warbler'
オオヨシキリ
(大葦切り)
ō yoshi-kiri
'large reed-cutter'
Acrocephalus stentoreus
link to photo
Clamorous reed warbler
Clamorous reed-warbler
นกพงใหญ่พันธุ์อินเดีย
nók pʰoŋ yày pʰan in-dia
'Indian species large thicket-bird'
    Burung Kerakbasi Ramai
'noisy reedwarbler (bird)'
Chim Chích đầu nhọn
'sharp-headed warbler (bird)' (12)
噪苇莺
(噪葦鶯)
zào wěi-yīng
'noisy reed-warbler' (2, 4)
噪大苇莺
(噪大葦鶯)
zào dà wěi-yīng
'noisy large reed-warbler' (1, 3, 5)
チュウヨシキリ
(中葦切り)
chū yoshi-kiri
'medium reed-cutter'

セッカ sekka is used in Japanese for several small warbling birds in the Cisticolidae, Locustellidae, and Phylloscopidae. The etymology is unknown. It is written with the ateji 雪加 (literally 'snow-add') or 雪下 (literally 'snow-below'), characters assigned on the basis of sound only with little or no relation to etymology or meaning.

ไพล pʰlay (Zingiber cassumunar, Zingiber montanum, or Zingiber purpureum) is a plant in the ginger family (Zingiberidae) widely used in traditional Thai medicine. Extracts typically have a greenish yellow to brown colour, and the name is used here as a colour word equivalent to English 'olivaceous'.

นาค nâak 'naga', from Sanskrit and Pali nāgá, is the name of a deity or kind of being taking the form of a huge snake, sometimes with multiple heads. Here the graduated tail feathers of Megaluris palustris suggest the traditional representation of the heads of a multiheaded naga.

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A Complete Checklist of Species and Subspecies of the Chinese Birds (Revised Edition) by Cheng Tso-Hsin, Science Press, Beijing 2000

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A Checklist on the Classification and Distribution of the Birds of China Chief editor: Zheng Guangmei, Science Press, Beijing 2005

中国鸟类野外手册(中文版)约翰・马敬能、卡伦・菲利普斯,合作者:荷芬奇,翻译:卢和芬 湖南教育出版社 长沙 2000年
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A Checklist on the Classification and Distribution of the Birds of the World Chief editor: Zheng Guangmei, Science Press, Beijing 2002

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(Checklist of the Classification of Birds of China 2nd edition by Cheng Tso-Hsin, Science Press, Beijing 1976)

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