Aldabra Warbler

The Aldabra Brush Warbler was an extinct bird in the acrocephalid warbler family. It was endemic to the atoll of Aldabra in the Seychelles.

The Aldabra Warbler is classified as Extinct (EX), there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died.

Aldabra warbler Nesillas aldabranus (E) has not been seen for several years and might be naturally extinct. Previously restricted to 10 ha of coastal tall scrub, this was considered possibly the most endangered bird in the world, as only five birds have been seen since its discovery in 1968. Aldabra is the main breeding site in the Indian Ocean for red-tailed tropic bird Phaethon rubricauda, red-footed booby Sula Sula, greater frigatebird Fregata minor and lesser frigatebird F. ariel. More

* Note that Aldabra Warbler Nesillas aldabrana is on the ABC checklist but it is now thought to be extinct. More

of the Aldabra warbler in 1983. Another introduced species, the mealy bug, has caused a lot of damage to native vegetation. While populations of turtles and other animals have recovered from past hunting on the island, there is an ongoing illegal export of turtles. For more information on this ecoregion, go to the World Wildlife Fund Scientific Report. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Sylviidae
Genus : Nesillas
Species : aldabrana
Authority : Benson & Penny, 1968