Family Reed-warblers (Acrocephalidae)

Near Threatened

Rodrigues Warbler (Acrocephalus rodericanus)


French: Rousserolle de Rodrigues German: Rodriguezrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de Rodrigues
Other common names: Rodrigues Brush-warbler

Drymoeca? rodericana

A. Newton

, 1865,

Rodrigues Island


See A. sechellensis and A. gracilirostris. Monotypic.


Rodrigues I, in E Mascarene Is.

Descriptive notes

13·5 cm; 11–13 g. A medium-sized warbler with relatively long bill and legs, long graduated tail, short wings. Has yellowish supercilium, short dark eyestripe;... read more


Song, heard infrequently, is soft and melodic. Harsh, chattering alarm.


Dense thickets and woodland dominated entirely by non-native trees and shrubs; in 1999 survey, 78%... read more

Food and feeding

Mainly insects, including homopteran bugs, and adult and larval lepidopterans. Forages in canopy and subcanopy, by gleaning. Tail... read more


Season late Sept to Mar; two broods perhaps usual. Breeds as pairs, but occasional co-operative breeding probable. Territorial. Nest a... read more



Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. It has been downlisted from Endangered following evidence that its population is increasing and is now much... read more

Recommended citation

Dyrcz, A. (2019). Rodrigues Warbler (Acrocephalus rodericanus). 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 on 25 April 2019).