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  • The Rimatara reed-warbler (Acrocephallus rimatarae) is strictly endemic to Rimatara.

    Tubuai tropical moist forests

  • The ecoregion, and the EBA, are the only breeding area of the Iraq babbler (Turdoides altirostris) and the Basra reed-warbler (Acrocephalus griseldis).

    Tigris-Euphrates alluvial salt marsh

  • In the Tuamotus, there are still substantial areas of forest left on Makatea Island where the Polynesian pigeon (Ducula aurorae) survives in small numbers as well as the Makatea fruit-dove (Ptilinopus chalcurus) and Tuamotu reed-warbler (Acrocephalus atypha).

    Tuamotu tropical moist forests

  • The other endemic is the Vulnerable Nauru reed-warbler (Acrocephalus rehsei).

    Eastern Micronesia tropical moist forests

  • There are few endemic plant species on central Polynesian islands and the only passerine bird is the endemic bokikokiko (Acrocephalus aequinoctialis), a small reed-warbler found on Teraina, Tabueran, and Kiritimati.

    Central Polynesian tropical moist forests

  • A reed-warbler (Acrocephalus kerearako), fruit dove (Ptilonopus rarotongensis), and kingfisher (Todiramphus ruficollaris) are shared between at least two islands.

    Cook Islands tropical moist forests

  • And not a bird was seen or heard, neither rail nor water-hen, wag-tail nor reed-warbler.

    Lorna Doone

  • The reed-warbler makes its living as easily as any other bird, sits in summer in a shady spot facing the wind, in winter in a sunny and sheltered place among reeds in a marsh; it is small in size, with a pleasant note.

    The History of Animals

  • Other birds, like the reed-warbler, build in reeds; this seems a very safe plan.

    The Children's Book of London

  • So the little nest swings and sways with the wind over the water, and the reed-warbler is safe from cats, at all events; but one imagines the young birds must sometimes tumble out and get drowned before they can fly.

    The Children's Book of London


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  • "The breeding site of one of the world's least known birds, Large-billed Reed-warbler Acrocephalus orinus, has been discovered in the remote and rugged Wakhan Corridor of the Pamir Mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan." -- Bird Life International

    January 15, 2010