French: Rousserolle des Marquises German: Südmarquesas-Rohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de las Marquesas meridional
Other common names: Southern Marquesan Warbler
Hivaoa or Tahuata, Marquesas Islands.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. m. consobrina#R
(Murphy & Mathews, 1928) – Motu One I (N Marquesas).
A. m. dido#R
(Murphy & Mathews, 1928) – Uapou I (C Marquesas).
A. m. mendanae
Tristram, 1883 – Hivaoa I and Tahuata I (SC Marquesas).
A. m. fatuhivae#R
(Murphy & Mathews, 1928) – Fatu Hiva I, in S Marquesas Is.
18–22 cm. A large reed-warbler, bright yellow below, with medium-length, slightly curved bill. Has whitish lores, yellow supercilium, malar and ear-coverts; feathers of... read more
Song of whistles, churring notes, warbles and rasping scolds, in complex and variable combinations... read more
Lowland plantations, e.g. of coconut, dry brushy hillsides, villages, gardens and wet upland forest... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, i.e. orthopterans, flies (Diptera), beetles (Coleoptera), hymenopterans, small adult lepidopterans, caterpillars, bugs (... read more
No distinct breeding season; active nests found in nearly every month, with birds in breeding condition in Jan, May and Aug–Dec and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Marquesas Islands EBA. Abundant on five of the six major islands of the Marquesas. Race dido... read more
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