French: Moqueur d’Espanola German: Españolaspottdrossel Spanish: Sinsonte de Española
Other common names:
Hood Island Mockingbird
Española Island (formerly Hood Island), Galapagos Archipelago
Española and adjacent Gardner-near-Española, in SE Galapagos Is.
26·5–28 cm; male average 76·1 g, female average 64·8 g. Largest of genus, bill very long and decurved. Has obscure thin pale supercilium, black... read more
Loud, strident song; does not mimic other species.
Arid littoral scrub, low thorny mesquite (Prosopis) scrub, scrubby woodland with scattered... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous; wide range of food items, from insects, and fruits and berries, to marine arthropods, small vertebrates, and scavenged items... read more
Mar–Apr; timing highly synchronized. Co-operative breeder; often just one breeding pair per group, sometimes more (“plural... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Galapagos Islands EBA. Common within its tiny range of Española (58 km²) and one adjacent islet. Global... read more
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