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Alternative name: Charles Mockingbird

Photo by nkgray
Champion-by-Floreana islet, Galapagos, November 2013
Mimus trifasciatus

Nesomimus trifasciatus



  • Dark brown-grey upperparts and wings
  • Whitish underparts
  • Pale head
  • Dark patches on sides of breast
  • Long, pale tipped tail
  • Red brown iris
  • Long decurved grey bill
  • Grey legs and feet


Endemic to the islands of Champion and Gardener on the Galapagos islands, Ecuador.


This is a monotypic species[1].
Also placed in genus Nesomimus.


Scrub and areas of vegetation.



Ground feeder. The diet includes insects, fruits, berries, crabs and seabird eggs.


The nest is built from twigs and is placed in dense vegetation. The clutch consists of 2-5 eggs.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. United Nations Environment Programme

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