French: Rousserolle rossignol German: Sprosserrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero Ruiseñor
Quoy and Gaimard
Subspecies and Distribution
A. l. luscinius
(Quoy & Gaimard, 1830) – Northern Mariana Is (Alamagan, Saipan).
A. l. nijoi
(Yamashina, 1940) – Aguijan (S Northern Marianas).
18 cm; male average 35·9g, female average 32 g. Relatively large reed-warbler with very long bill, head plumage often dishevelled. Nominate race has yellow supercilium... read more
Song loud, melodic, varied and complex, of whistles, warbles and trills, long sustained, may... read more
Mosaics of elephant grass and tangan-tangan (Leucaena), also mangroves (Bruguiera... read more
Food and feeding
Information sparse. Diet probably mostly insects, lizards, also spiders (Araneae) and snails. Forages mainly on ground; gleans... read more
Peak periods in Jan–Mar and Jul–Sept. Monogamous. Nest built by female, a rather deep cup, two types distinguished, one tightly... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Mariana Islands EBA. Current population estimated at c. 3700 individuals, all of nominate race: 946 on Alamagan in... read more
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