French: Rousserolle des Tuamotu German: Tuamoturohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de Tuamotú
Other common names:
Fakarava, Tuamotu Archipelago
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. atyphus
(Wetmore, 1919) – islands in NW Tuamotu Archipelago.
A. a. eremus
(Wetmore, 1919) – Makatea I (NW Tuamotu).
A. a. niauensis
(Murphy & Mathews, 1929) – Niau I (NW Tuamotu).
A. a. flavidus
(Murphy & Mathews, 1929) – Napuka I (N Tuamotu).
A. a. palmarum
(Murphy & Mathews, 1929) – Anaa I (WC Tuamotu).
A. a. ravus
(Wetmore, 1919) – islands in SE Tuamotu Archipelago.
c. 18 cm. A slender brown reed-warbler with medium-length bill; plumage highly variable, tending toward greyish and brownish colour morphs. Nominate race has whitish... read more
Call a low “chru”, frequently repeated. Song usually consists of the “chru... read more
Woodland and brush country on atolls and raised coral islands; occurs also in gardens, coconut (... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), hymenopterans; also spiders (Araneae), molluscs, crustaceans, small... read more
Probably breeds throughout year, without distinct season. Territorial. Nest a deep cup of grass stems, twigs, long leaves and fine stems of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tuamotu Archipelago EBA. Locally common. In 1999, recorded as frequent to uncommon on Tuanake, Hiti, Tahanea and... read more
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