CAPE VERDE WARBLER (Acrocephalus brevipennis)


CAPE VERDE WARBLER (Acrocephalus brevipennis)
CAPE VERDE WARBLER (Acrocephalus brevipennis)
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Description: As its name suggests, the Cape Verde warbler lives in the West African nation of Cape Verde. It is a medium-sized songbird known for its loud and whistling song. It has a brown back and head with a creamy underbelly and a long, pointed bill. Its range was once more extensive, but is now restricted to two islands where its numbers are in decline due to drought and habitat loss.

IUCN Status: Endangered

Major Threats: Habitat loss and drought

Habitat: Well-vegetated valleys, reedbeds, woodlands and agricultural areas

Location: Two islands off Cape Verde

Diet: Mainly fruit