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San Cristobal Mockingbird - BirdForum Opus

(Redirected from Chatham Mockingbird)
Photo © by NJLarsen
San Cristobal Galapagos, 14 August 2015

Alternative name: Chatham Mockingbird

Mimus melanotis

Nesomimus melanotis


Narrow white collar, prominent streaking on flanks and sides of breast, and a distinct dark malar stripe. Iris greenish.


San Cristobal island in the Galapagos (San Cristobal island was called Chatham Island in the past).

Photo © by Graham Harcombe
San Cristobal Galapagos, 21 April 2006


This is a monotypic species.
Sometimes placed in genus Nesomimus.


Forests, mangroves, and shrublands.


Likes to sing from exposed perches such as naked branches.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. SACC proposal to recognize the name San Cristobal Mockingbird

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