Floreana Island (formerly Charles Island), Galapagos Archipelago.
This species, M. parvulus, M. macdonaldi and M. melanotis previously placed in genus Nesomimus, and all were formerly considered conspecific. Hybridization of present species with M. longicaudatus recorded in captivity. Birds on Campeón somewhat smaller than those on Gardner-near-Floreana, but difference considered insufficient to warrant naming of geographical races. Monotypic.
Islets of Gardner-near-Floreana and Campeón (near Floreana), in S Galapagos Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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