French: Grive de Tristan da Cunha German: Tristandrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Tristán de Acuña
Other common names: Tristan da Cunha Thrush
Tristan da Cunha Island.
Subspecies and Distribution
T. e. eremita
(Gould, 1855) – Tristan da Cunha.
T. e. gordoni
(Stenhouse, 1924) – Inaccessible I.
T. e. procax
(H. F. I. Elliott, 1954) – Nightingale I and satellites (Middle I, Stoltenhoff I).
22–23 cm; 72–110 g. Nominate race is dull brown above with double orangey-spotted wingbars; below, orange-buff with lines of dark brown blotchy streaks, mid-buff... read more
Song a twittering combination of calls, “chissik, chissik, swee, swee, swee”. Calls... read more
Occupies wet heath, fern-bush, tussock grassland, gardens, and boulder-strewn shorelines.
Food and feeding
Opportunistic generalist and omnivore. Takes beetles, flies and maggots, caterpillars, spiders, mites, woodlice and earthworms;... read more
Sept–Feb. Nest a rough cup of woven tussock fronds and grass stalks with a few green leaves and pieces of moss, placed on or just... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tristan Islands EBA. In 1972–1974, numbers estimated as 40–60... read more
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