French: Moqueur de San Cristobal German: San-Cristóbal-Spottdrossel Spanish: Sinsonte de San Cristóbal
Other common names:
Chatham Island Mockingbird
San Cristóbal Island (formerly Chatham Island), Galapagos Archipelago
San Cristóbal I, in E Galapagos Is.
25–26 cm; male average 53·2 g, female average 48 g. A smaller Nesomimus, intermediate in appearance between M. macdonaldi and M. parvulus... read more
Loud, melodious and disjointed territorial song typical of genus.
Occupies a wide range of habitats, from lowlands up to island summit at 715 m: found in low and... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on terrestrial arthropods, including crickets and grasshoppers (Orthoptera); also takes fruits and berries. Occasionally picks ticks... read more
Jan–Apr, later at higher elevations. Territorial, often with additional adult; 25–50% of pairs had extra, subordinate male, but... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Previously considered not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Galapagos Islands EBA. Considered to be common on the single, large island of... read more
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