Frequently considered a race of E. chrysolophus, with low genetic distance#R and plumage variation considered a polymorphism, so that identification of taxa “can be based only on breeding locality”#R, but separation provisionally retained here based on data#R which, involving a low sample size for schlegeli and a sample from just one population of chrysolophus (Bird Island, South Georgia, which may or may not be representative), indicate that, apart from its white or mid-grey lores, face, chin and throat (2), schlegeli differs by its much shorter tarsus-toe length (effect size based on figures for females –10.29, score 4) and longer bill length (effect size based on figures for females 3.4, score 2). Further evidence needed. Monotypic.
Macquarie I and adjacent islets.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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