Guam Reed-warbler Acrocephalus luscinius

Family: Acrocephalidae (Reed-warblers)

Authority: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1830)

Red List Category

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Justification of Red List category
This species qualifies as Extinct because of a very rapid rate of decline in its very small global population observed over the past three generations.  It is likely that the introduced Brown Tree Snake Boiga irregularis delivered the final blow to the species following significant habitat loss from wetland drainage and increased frequency in fires, potential impacts from pesticides and impacts of a variety of additional introduced species (Reichel et al.1992, Kennerley and Pearson 2010).

Population size: unknown

Population trend:

Country endemic: yes

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Acrocephalus luscinius. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/guam-reed-warbler-acrocephalus-luscinius on 28/11/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 28/11/2023.