Streaked Reed-warbler Acrocephalus sorghophilus

Family: Acrocephalidae (Reed-warblers)

Authority: (Swinhoe, 1863)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2bc

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Justification of Red List category
This species was formerly recorded frequently on its non-breeding grounds but there has been a rapid attrition of sightings, with only a single probable record (in 2019) since 2015. It is therefore suspected to have declined extremely rapidly over the past ten years and is assessed as Critically Endangered. The loss and degradation of habitat in its wintering grounds (and possibly too its unknown breeding grounds) is thought to be the principal cause of its decline. Its breeding grounds are in urgent need of discovery as is the protection of any remaining marshlands that may contain suitable habitat for the species in the Philippines.

Population size: 1-999

Population trend: Decreasing

Country endemic: No

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Indomalayan
Realm - Palearctic
IUCN Ecosystem -- Freshwater biome
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Acrocephalus sorghophilus. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.