Acrocephalus longirostris (Gmelin)
|syn. Acrocephalus caffer longirostris (Gmelin), Turdus longirostris (Gmelin)|
Society Islands: Mo'orea
|size: ca. 19 cm (length)
extinction date: last seen in 1981
|Up to the present the
Reed-Warblers of the Society Archipelago were treated as subspecies of the
Tahiti Reed-Warbler (Acrocephalus caffer (Sparrman)).
According to DNA analyses it is now known that the four known forms evolved from three separate colonisations.
The Reed-Warbler species from the island of Mo'orea should be regarded, for that reason, as a full species.
- H. Douglas Pratt, Phillip L. Bruner, Delwyn G. Berrett: A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific. Princeton University Press 1987
- Alice Cibois; Jean-Claude Thibault; Eric Pasquet: Systematics of the extinct reed warblers Acrocephalus of the Society Islands of eastern Polynesia. Ibis (2008), 150, S. 365–376