Nightingale reed warbler

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Nightingale reed warbler
Acrocephalus luscinius.jpg
Nightingale reed warbler
Conservation status

Critically endangered, possibly extinct (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Superfamily: Sylvioidea
Family: Acrocephalidae
Genus: Acrocephalus
Species: A. luscinius
Binomial name
Acrocephalus luscinius
Quoy & Gaimard, 1830

Acrocephalus luscinia

The nightingale reed warbler (Acrocephalus luscinius) is a presumed extinct songbird from the island of Guam. The Chamorro name for the bird is ga`ga` karisu (bird of the reeds). It existed until the late 1960s. An invasive species, the brown tree snake is primarily blamed for its demise on the island.

A number of species were once considered subspecies including the Saipan reed warbler, the Aguiguan reed warbler, the Pagan reed warbler, and the Mangareva reed warbler.