French: Gérygone des Chatham German: Langschnabelgerygone Spanish: Gerigón de las Chatham
G. R. Gray
#R, New Zealand = Chatham Islands
Chatham Is, E of New Zealand.
12 cm; male 11 g, female 9·5 g. Large, long-billed gerygone. Male has white forehead and supercilium, whitish face, narrow dark eyestripe, white broken eyering; crown... read more
Song, serving territorial function and given only by male (mostly in breeding season), a rapid... read more
Inhabits dense native forest, thicket and shrubland, from coast to plateaux. Also occurs in cleared... read more
Food and feeding
Reportedly feeds on flies (Diptera), beetles (Coleoptera), moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), as well as spiders (Araneae). Forages... read more
Season Sept–Jan, varying from year to year according to conditions; usually single-brooded. Long chases interspersed with song bouts... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chatham Islands EBA. Locally common. Common on Mangere I and South East I, but vulnerable to any ecological... read more
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