Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Marquesan Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus mendanae) - HBW 11, p. 630

French: Rousserolle des Marquises German: Marquesasrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de las Marquesas
Other common names: Marquesan Warbler

Taxonomy: Acrocephalus mendanae Tristram, 1883, Hivaoa or Tahuata, Marquesas Islands.
Has sometimes been considered conspecific with A. caffer and A. atyphus, but there are obvious morphological and behavioural differences separating the three. Eight subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • postremus (Murphy & Mathews, 1928) - Hatutu I, in NW Marquesas Is.
  • aquilonis (Murphy & Mathews, 1928) - Eiao I (NW Marquesas).
  • consobrina (Murphy & Mathews, 1928) - Motu One I (N Marquesas).

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  • postremus (Murphy & Mathews, 1928) - Hatutu I, in NW Marquesas Is.
  • aquilonis (Murphy & Mathews, 1928) - Eiao I (NW Marquesas).
  • consobrina (Murphy & Mathews, 1928) - Motu One I (N Marquesas).
  • percernis (Wetmore, 1919) - Nukuhiva I (C Marquesas).
  • idae (Murphy & Mathews, 1928) - Uahuka I (C Marquesas).
  • dido (Murphy & Mathews, 1928) - Uapou I (C Marquesas).
  • mendanae Tristram, 1883 - Hivaoa I and Tahuata I (SC Marquesas).
  • fatuhivae (Murphy & Mathews, 1928) - Fatuhiva I, in S Marquesas Is.