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]
Our CNMI resident, the endangered Nightingale Reed-warbler / Acrocephalus luscinia / ga‘ga‘ karisu
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.
Nightingale reed-warbler - Photo credit Scott Vogt
Last Updated 7/29/2012