Tahiti reed warbler

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Tahiti reed warbler
Acrocephalus caffer longirostris.jpg
Acrocephalus caffer longirostris by William Ellis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Acrocephalidae
Genus: Acrocephalus
Species: A. caffer
Binomial name
Acrocephalus caffer
(Sparrman, 1786)

The Tahiti reed warbler (Acrocephalus caffer) is a songbird in the genus Acrocephalus. It used to be placed in the "Old World warbler" assemblage (Sylviidae), but is now in the newly recognized marsh warbler family Acrocephalidae. It is endemic to the island of Tahiti.

Most taxonomists regard Garrett's reed warbler and the Moorea reed warbler as distinct. They used to be considered subspecies.

As a whole, the Tahiti reed warbler was classified as a vulnerable species by the IUCN.[2] But new research has shown it to be rarer than it was believed. Consequently, it was uplisted to endangered status in 2008.[3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Acrocephalus caffer". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BLI (2004)
  3. ^ BLI (2008)

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