This species was formerly found on Aldabra, Seychelles, but it is now Extinct due to predation and habitat alteration by invasive species. It was last recorded in 1983, and searches in 1986 confirmed its extinction.
Brooks, T. 2000. Extinct species. In: BirdLife International (ed.), Threatened birds of the world, pp. 701-708. Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, Barcelona and Cambridge, U.K.
Nesillas aldabranus Collar and Andrew (1988)
Anon. 2006. Intensive searches throughout the Island of Malabar. World Birdwatch 28(1): 3.
Benson, C. W.; Penny, M. J. 1968. A new species of warbler from the Aldabra Atoll. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists' Club 88: 102-108.
Collar, N. J.; Crosby, M. J.; Stattersfield, A. J. 1994. Birds to watch 2: the world list of threatened birds. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.
Hambler, C.; Hambler, K.; Ewing, J. M. 1985. Some observations on Nesillas aldabranus, the endangered brush warbler of Aldabra Atoll, with hypotheses on its distribution. Atoll Research Bulletin.
Roberts, P. 1987. Is the Aldabra brush warbler extinct? Oryx 21: 209-210.
Skerrett, A. and Disley, T. 2011. Birds of Seychelles. Christopher Helm, London, UK.
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Brooks, T., Khwaja, N., Mahood, S.
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Butchart, S., Symes, A.
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Nesillas aldabrana. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2016.
This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.
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|Current IUCN Red List category||Extinct|
|Family||Sylviidae (Old World warblers)|
|Species name author||Benson & Penny, 1968|
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