Acrocephalus rodericanus

The Rodrigues Warbler is a species of Old World warbler in the Sylviidae family. It is found only on Rodrigues, which belongs to Mauritius. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical moist shrubland, and plantations . It is threatened by habitat loss.

The Acrocephalus rodericanus is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Acrocephalus rodericanus is concentrated mainly in Cascade Pigeon valley. Foudia flavicans shares a similar distribution with records largely from the adjacent Cascade Pigeon, Solitude and Sygangue valleys (Cheke 1987d). The Rodrigues Solitaire Pezophaps solitaria, a close relative of the Dodo Raphus cucullatus from Mauritius, died out in the 1760s, and another native parrot Necropsittacus rodericanus (known only from contemporary accounts and from subfossil bones) is believed to have existed until that time too. More

Range & population Acrocephalus rodericanus, having once been very common on Rodrigues, Mauritius, declined steadily until 1979, when eight pairs and a singleton were counted (but others probably overlooked). Since 1982, there has been a steady increase in range and number of subpopulations1. In 1999, the population was estimated to be at least 150 individuals3,5, and surveys up until 2004 suggest there has been no change since6. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sylviidae
Genus : Acrocephalus
Species : rodericanus
Authority : (Newton, 1865)