French: Shama des Seychelles German: Seychellenschama Spanish: Shama de Seychelles
A. Newton, 1865,
on some islands of the Seychelles.
18–20 cm; male mean 77 g, female mean 65 g. Fairly large magpie-robin. Plumage is all glossy black (looks glossy blue-black in sunlight), with broad white patch on... read more
Song, by male (occasionally by female, when often in duet), usually from tall tree, before dawn and... read more
Mature coastal forest with well-developed canopy, sparse herb layer and deep leaf litter (original... read more
Food and feeding
Small to mid-sized invertebrates, small vertebrates and fruit; also household scraps. Favoured invertebrate prey insect larvae (on Fr... read more
All year if food available, with peak Nov–Mar, correlated with rainfall (48% of breeding attempts in wettest three months).... read more
Sedentary. Capable of over-water dispersal to other islands; longest recorded movement 45 km from... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Formerly listed as Critically Endangerd. Restricted-range species: present in Granitic Seychelles EBA. Global population steadily recovering from all-time low of... read more
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