Notations on Endangered Species


The chapter below from the textbook Island Ecology and Environmental Management: CNMI has information about Endangered Species (pdf):


Chapter 29 Our Rare & Endangered Species; & Current Habitat Conservation Planning Efforts [J. Jackson]

Endangered Species Program of the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)

Our CNMI resident, the endangered Nightingale Reed-warbler / Acrocephalus luscinia  / ga‘ga‘ karisu

?Photo of nightingale reed-warbler
The endangered nightingale reed-warbler, known in Chamorro (one of the native languages of the Mariana Islands) as ga‘ga‘ karisu (bird of the reeds), measures about 7 inches (17 centimeters) in length. It is yellowish below and darker brown/yellow above. Compared to other reed-warblers found from Europe through Australasia, the reed-warbler found in the Marianas is a large and very long-billed species. Males are larger than females in size but do not significantly differ from females in bill length. - from the USFWS Site.

Click here for full article on the Nightingale Reed-warbler at the USFWS Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office

Nightingale reed-warbler - Photo credit Scott Vogt

More on the Nightingale Reed-warbler (Acrocephalus luscinia) at the USFWS Special Profile page.

Last Updated 7/29/2012