Old World Warblers (Sylviidae)

Rodrigues Brush-warbler (Acrocephalus rodericanus) - HBW 11, p. 634

French: Rousserolle de Rodriguez German: Rodriguezrohrsänger Spanish: Carricero de Rodrigues
Other common names: Rodrigues Warbler/Swamp-warbler

Taxonomy: Drymoeca? rodericana A. Newton, 1865, Rodrigues Island.
Closely related to A. sechellensis and both have been treated as representing a separate genus, Bebrornis, but more recent molecular and morphological data do not justify such distinction; both species have sometimes been considered more closely related to Malagasy Nesillas, but they differ considerably in vocalizations and egg pattern. Genetic study suggests that both species may be part of a monophyletic clade that also contains A. rufescens, A. brevipennis, A. gracilirostris and A. newtoni, and all sometimes considered to comprise a separate.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Drymoeca? rodericana A. Newton, 1865, Rodrigues Island.
Closely related to A. sechellensis and both have been treated as representing a separate genus, Bebrornis, but more recent molecular and morphological data do not justify such distinction; both species have sometimes been considered more closely related to Malagasy Nesillas, but they differ considerably in vocalizations and egg pattern. Genetic study suggests that both species may be part of a monophyletic clade that also contains A. rufescens, A. brevipennis, A. gracilirostris and A. newtoni, and all sometimes considered to comprise a separate genus, Calamocichla. Monotypic.

Distribution: Rodrigues I, in E Mascarene Is.

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