French: Rousserolle des Cook German: Cookinsel-Rohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de las Cook
Other common names:
Cook Islands Reed-warbler,
Cook Islands Warbler
Acrocephalus vaughani kerearako
Mangaia, Cook Islands
Subspecies and Distribution
A. k. kaoko
Holyoak, 1974 – Mitiaro, in SE Cook Is.
A. k. kerearako
Holyoak, 1974 – Mangaia, in SE Cook Is.
16 cm. A slender, straight-billed warbler, olive above, yellowish-white below. Nominate race has light yellow short supercilium, olive cheek; forehead, crown and nape uniform... read more
Song, from high exposed perch, consists of short, loud whistled phrases and trills with... read more
Various biotopes, from reedbeds to gardens, brush, woodland, and tall herbaceous vegetation. read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), lepidopterans, bugs (Hemiptera), orthopterans and hymenopterans; also spiders (Araneae). Forages... read more
Season not documented. Nest a very deep cup with eliptic opening, built of thin dry stems and various fibres, external diameter 8–10... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Southern Cook Islands EBA. Still common and numerous on both islands of... read more
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