Rodrigues warbler

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Rodrigues warbler
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Superfamily: Sylvioidea
Family: Acrocephalidae
Genus: Acrocephalus
Species: A. rodericanus
Binomial name
Acrocephalus rodericanus
A. Newton, 1865

Bebrornis rodericanus (Newton, 1865)

The Rodrigues warbler (Acrocephalus rodericanus) is a species of Old World warbler in the family Acrocephalidae.

It is found only on the island of Rodrigues (which belongs to Mauritius) and used to be plentiful there. Their population soon got smaller. Cyclone Monique in 1968 almost wiped out the entire species.[2] Then a cyclone in 1979 reduced the population even more.[citation needed] The main threats to these birds is the destruction of vegetation for fuel or grazing, rats, and cyclones (natural disasters).

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and plantations.

It is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2013). "Acrocephalus rodericanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Endangered Birds! by Bob Burton[full citation needed]