French: Rousserolle de Nuku Hiva German: Nordmarquesas-Rohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de las Marquesas septentrional
Other common names:
Northern Marquesan Warbler
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, Polynesia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. postremus#R
(Murphy & Mathews, 1928) – Hatutu I, in NW Marquesas Is.
A. p. percernis
(Wetmore, 1919) – Nuku Hiva I (C Marquesas).
A. p. aquilonis#R
(Murphy & Mathews, 1928) – Eiao I (NW Marquesas).
A. p. idae#R
(Murphy & Mathews, 1928) – Ua Huka I (C Marquesas).
18–22 cm. A large, bulky reed-warbler, bright yellow below, with greenish upperparts, medium-length, slightly curved bill, and yellow-tipped tail. Probably indistinguishable... read more
Song of nominate race is a loud, comparatively long melodious varied phrase of whistles, warbles,... read more
Occupies most vegetation types, other than low, sparse grassy areas, but is most abundant in dense... read more
Food and feeding
Diet presumably identical to that of A. mendanae.
Nests, territorial behaviour and other aspects of breeding biology apparently very similar or identical to A. mendanae, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Marquesas Islands EBA. Nominate race is common throughout the island of Nuku Hiva, within an... read more
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