French: Rowettie de Gough German: Goughammertangare Spanish: Yal de Gough
W. E. Clarke, 1904,
Gough I, including vegetated offshore stacks, in S Atlantic.
23–26 cm; 50–56 g. A large, handsome finch with long, relatively slender bill. Male is mostly olive-green, with black lores and bib highlighted by pale, yellowish... read more
Male advertises territory with high-pitched whistled song, “tsweeeep”; female responds with deeper... read more
Occurs in most habitats from boulder beaches to highest mountain peaks, 900 m above sea-level;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes insects, spiders (Araneae), seeds and berries. Seeds mainly of sedges (Carex insularis, Carex thouarsii,... read more
Season Sept–Dec (mainly Oct–Nov), starting earlier at lower elevations; one exceptional record of laying in Aug; single-brooded. Pair... read more
Resident. Among ringed individuals (including fledglings), maximum recorded movement over periods... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species occurring only on Gough I, within Gough Island EBA. Rare to locally fairly common. Breeding population estimated in 2007 at... read more
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