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Nightingale Reed Warbler
(Redirected from Acrocephalus hiwae)
Includes Saipan Reed Warbler, Pagan Reed Warbler; Aguiguan Reed Warbler
17cm. Yellowish below and darker brown/yellow above with a large and very long bill.
Clements accepts three subspecies:
Gill and Donsker split yamashinae as Pagan Reed Warbler, the birds from Saipan as Saipan Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus hiwae and the birds from Aguiguan as Aguiguan Reed Warbler, Acrocephalus nijoi.
The population on Guam has been extirpated since the late 1960s. Acrocephalus luscinia nijoi of the presently uninhabited island of Aguiguan was first reported in 1940 by a Japanese collector, and surveys conducted by the Commonwealth in 1983 and 1985 yielded a maximum count of six individuals. Acrocephalus luscinia yamashinae of uninhabited Pagan has been little studied, and is believed to have survived in small numbers until at least the 1960s. The population is now thought to be extirpated. The total number of nightingale reed-warblers is approximately 6,225-6,230 individuals distributed over three islands: Aguiguan (1-6), Saipan (4,225), and Alamagan (2,000).
Forest edges, reed marshes, and wetlands.
They often sing at night.
Diet includes insects, spiders, snails, and lizards.
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