Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54055

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Mimidae
Genus:Nesomimus
Genus species:Nesomimus trifasciatus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:25 cm
Weight:60-66 g
Identification:The Galapagos mockingbird has a slender body and is gray to grayish-brown above and lighter below. The wings usually have white or pale-gray markings. This species has a larger bill and legs and narrower nostrils.
Habitat:Scrublands
Diet:Omnivore: insects, fruit, berries, small crabs, eggs
Reproduction:The start of the rainy season triggers the breeding season. Two to five eggs are lain. The family group helps care for the chicks.
Galapagos mockingbirds live in groups of 4-10 related birds.
Status:Endangered: predation from introduced species
Interesting Facts:There are only 200-350 of these birds left in the wild.

Other Information

Geographic:Galapagos Islands Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Galapagos mockingbird
perching birds
Mockingbirds
Mimidae
Passeriformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/54055