Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Nightingale Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus luscinius) - HBW 11, p. 627

French: Rousserolle rossignol German: Sprosserrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero Ruiseñor

Taxonomy: Thryothorus luscinius Quoy and Gaimard, 1830, Guam.
Sometimes treated as conspecific with A. syrinx, and sometimes also with A. rehsei, but differs from both in distinctly larger size, much longer bill, and song. Dark race yamashinae, from Pagan I (NC Northern Marianas), extinct; described race astrolabii, of uncertain origin but possibly fromYap (in W Caroline Is), also extinct. Two extant subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • luscinius (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830) - Northern Mariana Is (Alamagan, Saipan).
  • nijoi (Yamashina, 1940) - Aguijan (S Northern Marianas).