French: Rousserolle des Seychelles German: Seychellenrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de Seychelles
Other common names:
Marianne Island, Seychelles
Historically more widespread but in the 1960s confined to Cousin, in Seychelles Is. Translocated to Aride, Cousine#R and Denis#R, and more recently Frégate in 2011#R.
14 cm; male average 16·8g, female average 15 g. A medium-sized warbler with rather long and stout bill and long tail. Has whitish supercilium and obscure dark eyestripe, pale... read more
Song rich and melodious, of simple whistled phrases repeated several times, reminiscent of that of... read more
Dense scrub with tall, scrub-like vegetation dominated by Pisonia grandis, also scrub... read more
Food and feeding
Bugs and their eggs (Hemiptera), beetles (Coleoptera), spiders (Araneae), hymenopterans (bees, ants); occasionally very small skinks (... read more
Can breed in any month if insects abundant, but peak period May–Sept; one brood per year. Monogamous and territorial; breeding pair... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Granitic Seychelles EBA. Has very small range, limited to five tiny... read more
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