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Española Mockingbird

Mimus macdonaldi


The video shows two "gangs" of Española Mockingbirds facing off against each other on Osborn Islet (near Española Island, Galápagos). This standoff was going on for many minutes, uninterrupted and undisturbed by people lying and standing around them.

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Española Mockingbird - Cucuve de Española
Mimus macdonaldi CDF Galapagos Species Checklists - Mimus macdonaldi

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This is a very impressive video and series of photos! Congratulations! But it does look to me like the Hood or Espanola Mockingbird, Mimus macdonaldi, endemic to the island of Espanola. You captured a very special behaviour of these birds: They form family groups or clans, defend territories jointly and feed young communally. Again: Fantastic spotting!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Wonderful series and video!

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Parroquia Isla Santa María (Floreana) (Cab. en Pto. Velasco Ibarra), Galápagos, Ecuador

Spotted on Dec 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 21, 2014

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