Family Thornbills (Acanthizidae)


Lord Howe Gerygone (Gerygone insularis)


French: Gérygone de Lord Howe German: Lord-Howe-Gerygone Spanish: Gerigón de la Lord Howe

Gerygone insularis

E. P. Ramsay

, 1878,

Lord Howe Island


Sometimes considered conspecific with G. modesta and G. igata. However, considerably larger, and more yellow on belly, as well as being whiter on breast and throat than either (total score 5)#R; vocal differences also thought likely. Monotypic.


Lord Howe I, Australia.

Prior to colonization of the island by rats as a result of a shipwreck in 1918, the species was considered abundant. It could not, however, be found on a visit in 1936 and has not been seen since.

Descriptive notes

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Recommended citation

(2019). Lord Howe Gerygone (Gerygone insularis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 May 2019).