French: Rousserolle à long bec German: Langschnabel-Rohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de Tahití
Other common names: Tahiti Warbler
Tahiti (Windward Group of Society Is).
17–20 cm. A large, slender warbler with very long bill, short rounded wings and long tail. Adult has primrose-yellow supercilium, distinct dark eyestripe; crown and... read more
Song a long, comparatively slow-paced (even ‘laboured’) and varied series of musical... read more
Riverine woodland, hillside forest, Polynesian bamboo (Schizostachyum glaucifolium)... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects, also small lizards, small fish and molluscs, crayfish (Astacus), snails; also seeds, fruit and nectar. Forages alone... read more
Season believed to be bimodal, peaking between Aug and Dec, and again (to a lesser extent) in Feb–Jun. Appears to be highly... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Previously listed as Vulnerable. Current population estimated at fewer than 1000 individuals, within an overall range of 420 km². Restricted-range species:... read more
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