Acrocephalus sechellensis

The Seychelles Warbler , also known as Seychelles Brush-warbler, is a small songbird found on four granitic and corraline islands in the Seychelles. It is a greenish-brown bird with long legs and a long slender bill. It is primarily found in forested areas on the islands. The Seychelles Warbler is a rarity in that it exhibits cooperative breeding, or alloparenting; which means that the monogamous pair is assisted by nonbreeding female helpers.

The Acrocephalus sechellensis is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

Acrocephalus sechellensis and its African relatives" Ibis 136(4): 489-491 5. ^ Helbig A.J.; Seibold I. (1999) "Molecular Phylogeny of Palearctic–African Acrocephalus and Hippolais Warblers (Aves: Sylviidae)" Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution,11(2): pp. 246-260 6. ^ Richardson D. (2001) Species Conservation Assessment and Action Plan, Seychelles Warbler. Nature Seychelles. 7. More

* Acrocephalus sechellensis Seychelles Brush-warbler on Aride, Seychelles One bird perched in a young tree. More

Acrocephalus sechellensis, whose numbers have increased from only around 30 birds in 1968 when the island was purchased as a reserve to more than 300 out of an estimated total global population of just over 2,000. Conservation efforts on Cousin have also contributed to the improved status of the Seychelles Magpie-robin Copsychus sechellarum, which has recently been downlisted to Endangered in the 2005 IUCN Red List. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sylviidae
Genus : Acrocephalus
Species : sechellensis
Authority : (Oustalet, 1877)