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Robin, Black
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Petroica traversi
Australasia, Global, New Zealand Read more
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Full population surveys in spring 2011 found 190 mature individuals on Rangatira Island, and 34 on Mangere Island. This gives a total population size of 224 mature individuals (per E. S. Kennedy in litt . 2012), with 260 individuals estimated in total (D. Houston in litt . 2011). ...
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The Black Robin or Chatham Island Robin (Petroica traversi) is an endangered bird from the Chatham Islands off the east coast of New Zealand. It is closely related to the New Zealand Robin (P. australis). It was first described by Walter Buller in 1872.[ 2] Unlike its mainland counterparts, its flight capacity is somewhat reduced. Evolution in the absence of mammalian predators made it vulnerable to introduced species such as cats and rats, and it became extinct on the main island of the Chatham group before 1871, being restricted to Little Mangere Island thereafter. ...
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