French: Créadion rounoir German: Südinsel-Sattelvogel Spanish: Tieke de Isla Sur
Other common names:
J. F. Gmelin
Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, New Zealand
New Zealand, in extreme NE & SW South I (Motuara I, in Queen Charlotte Sound, and islands off Fiordland) and islands off Stewart I; all current populations are the result of translocations.
25 cm; 61–94 g, male average 85 g, female average 75 g. Medium-sized passerine with strong slightly downcurved bill, long tail with rounded tip and distinctive downward... read more
Noisy and boisterous, though apparently less so than P. rufusater. Song the commonest... read more
All current populations are at sites where species has been translocated. At successful... read more
Food and feeding
Food predominantly invertebrates and berries, occasionally honeydew, nectar of flax (Phormium cookianum) and fruit of the... read more
Timing and frequency probably density-dependent, generally breeding in austral spring and summer, with early-autumn records only when food... read more
Adults sedentary and territorial all year. Juvenile dispersal in general probably less than 3 km.... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Probably Near-threatened. When tretaed as conspecific with P. rufusater, the enlarged species is considered Near Threatened. Confined to small... read more
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