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Tuamotu Reed Warbler

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'''Alternative name: Tuamotu Warbler''' '''Alternative name: Tuamotu Warbler'''
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==Identification== ==Identification==
18 cm. A slender brown reed warbler with a medium-length bill and a highly variable plumage, with a greyish and a brownish colour morph. 18 cm. A slender brown reed warbler with a medium-length bill and a highly variable plumage, with a greyish and a brownish colour morph.
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Alternative name: Tuamotu Warbler

Acrocephalus atyphus
Photo by amaizlishLocation: Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Photo by amaizlish
Location: Rangiroa, French Polynesia

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[edit] Identification

18 cm. A slender brown reed warbler with a medium-length bill and a highly variable plumage, with a greyish and a brownish colour morph.

  • Whitish supercilium
  • Grey-brown upperparts, feathers often with fine dirty white margins
  • Slightly darker grey-brown wings and tail, tipped with white
  • Sometimes some white feathers scattered on wings, tail and/or head
  • Whitish underparts
  • Black upper mandible, flesh-coloured lower mandible
  • eremus larger than nominate, with longer, downcurved bill and plumage heavily tinted with cinnamon
  • niauensis smaller than nominate, very weak supercilium
  • flavidus larger, plumage washed yellow, especially on underparts
  • ravus with washed yellow underparts

Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.

[edit] Distribution

Found on the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia.
Locally common.

[edit] Taxonomy

Six subspecies recognized:

  • A. a. atyphus on the islands of the northwestern Tuamotu Archipelago
  • A. a. ravus on the islands of the southeastern Tuamotu Archipelago
  • A. a. palmarum on Anaa Island (Tuamotu Archipelago)
  • A. a. niauensis on Niau Island (Tuamotu Archipelago)
  • A. a. eremus on Makatea Island (Tuamotu Archipelago)
  • A. a. flavidus on Napuka Island (Tuamotu Archipelago)

Has been considered conspecific with Tahiti Reed Warbler and Marquesan Reed Warbler.

[edit] Habitat

Brush country and woodland on raised coral islands and atolls. Also in gardens, coconut plantations and Pandanus thickets.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Feeds on insects. Takes also spiders, molluscs, crustaceans, small lizards and some plant material. Forages in trees and bushes, sometimes also on the ground. Sometimes catches insects in flights.

[edit] Breeding

Breeding season probably throughout year. The nest is a deep cup made of grass stems, twigs, long leaves, coconut fibres and fine stems of vines. It's placed 1.5 to 10 m above the ground in a bush or in a tree. Lays 1-3 eggs.

[edit] Movements

This is a resident species.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2006. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553064

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