French: Miro des Chatham German: Chathamschnäpper Spanish: Petroica de las Chatham
Other common names:
Chatham Islands Black Robin
Chatham Islands, east of New Zealand
Chatham Is: Mangere I; introduced on Rangatira I.
15 cm; 20–25·5 g. Plumage is completely dull black; iris dark brown; bill and legs black. Sexes alike. Juvenile is like adult, but with fine faint shaft streaks... read more
Song a simple series of pure notes, individual repertoire 5–13 notes; total number of notes... read more
Forest and scrub, usually with closed canopy.
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, mainly insects. Most prey obtained on ground, either by pouncing from low elevated perch or by gleaning from leaf litter. In... read more
Season short, eggs Oct–Nov; usually one brood, but experienced pairs sometimes produce more. Territorial throughout year. In... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Chatham Islands EBA. Global population in 2000 was c. 250 individuals. Before arrival of Europeans probably lived throughout... read more
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