Cyanorhamphus [sic] forbesi
Since 1930 commonly treated as a race of C. auriceps, and clearly the two are closely related; present species differs, however, in its considerably larger size, with mean male wing 128.2 (n=6) vs 109.9 (n=10)#R (at least 2), its lack of red line between frons and eye (2), outer webs of flight-feathers greenish-blue vs violet-blue (2), and more yellowish underparts (1). Has hybridized extensively with C. novaezelandiae chathamensis, to the extent that it was almost eradicated by genetic swamping#R#R#R. Monotypic.
Chatham Is: on Mangere I and Little Mangere I, and formerly Pitt I; recorded on S Chatham I and Rangatira (South East I)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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