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Aguiguan Reed Warbler - BirdForum Opus

Skull2 t.png The species Aguiguan Reed Warbler is possibly extinct.
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Acrocephalus nijoi

Identification

17cm (6¾ in)

  • Yellowish underparts
  • Darker brownish-yellow upperparts
  • Large and very long bill

Distribution

Formerly endemic to Aguiguan Island (Mariana Islands) in the Pacific Ocean.
Up to 6 birds recorded in the 1980s, no records since.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].
It was formerly considered conspecific with Nightingale Reed Warbler.

Habitat

Groves and thickets.

Behaviour

No information available on diet or breeding habits.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.10). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. (2020)Aguiguan Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus nijoi), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (J. del Hoyo, A. Elliott, J. Sargatal, D. A. Christie, and E. de Juana, Editors). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.agurew1.01

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