Family Reed-warblers (Acrocephalidae)

Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

Moorea Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus longirostris)


Taxonomy

French: Rousserolle de Moorea German: Moorearohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de Moorea
Taxonomy:

Turdus longirostris

J. F. Gmelin

, 1789,

Moorea

.

See A. caffer. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Moorea (Windward Group of Society Is); perhaps extinct#R.

Descriptive notes

20–22 cm. Even larger than A. caffer in all measurements, except tarsus length. Adult has most of upperparts dark olive, with straw-yellow fringes to most feathers,... read more

Voice

Few details are known, but song is believed to resemble that of A. caffer. However, no... read more

Habitat

Found in secondary forest at elevations of 300–600 m.

Food and feeding

Nothing known.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

CRITICAL. Believed to be probably extinct, but causes of the species’ decline are unknown. Restricted-range species: present in Society Islands EBA. A. longirostris... read more

Recommended citation

del Hoyo, J., Collar, N. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Moorea Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus longirostris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/1343887 on 25 April 2019).