French: Moqueur des Galapagos German: Galápagosspottdrossel Spanish: Sinsonte de Galápagos
Isabela Island (formerly Albemarle Island), Galapagos Archipelago
Subspecies and Distribution
M. p. hulli
(Rothschild, 1898) – Darwin I.
M. p. wenmani
(Swarth, 1931) – Wolf I.
M. p. personatus
(Ridgway, 1890) – islands of Pinta, Marchena, Santiago and Rábida.
M. p. parvulus
(Gould, 1837) – Galapagos Mockingbird – islands of Isabela, Fernandina, Daphne, Santa Cruz and nearby islets.
M. p. barringtoni
(Rothschild, 1898) – Santa Fe I.
M. p. bauri
(Ridgway, 1894) – Genovesa Mockingbird – Genovesa I.
25–26 cm; male average 56·2 g, female average 51·2 g. Smallish Nesomimus, slightly decurved bill relatively shorter and less robust than most... read more
Loud, melodious territorial song typical of genus; calls harsh, strident. Does not mimic other... read more
Range of habitats, from low, arid coastal scrub to low Bursera woodland with scattered,... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous. Diet largely arthropods, including caterpillars, orthopterans, centipedes (Chilopoda); also fruit and nectar from cactus and... read more
Oct–Apr, occasionally to Jul; on Genovesa (race bauri) egg-laying normally begins Jan, after first rains of season; normally... read more
Sedentary; vagrants recorded from Pinzón (Duncan) I, the only island in Galapagos with no... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Galapagos Islands EBA. Common, even abundant, on most islands of its range; somewhat less... read more
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