Saddleback

Philesturnus carunculatus (Gmelin, 1789)

Summary

Species with a very small population (actual number in the order of a few thousand individuals) and with a very small distribution area (occurs in small offshore islands off North and Stewart Islands in New Zealand)
Endemic species, occurring in areas of native forest in which mammalian predators are absent such as rats, stoats, and feral cats.
The evolution trend of the global population is apparently an increase one.

Global conservation status

Near Threatened (IUCN ver. 3.1, 2010)
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Common names

  • Saddleback

Subspecies

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Behavior

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Flight

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Habitat

Occurs in native forests, and coastal woods.

Feed

It feeds mainly on invertebrates, but also fruits and nectar.

Breeding

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Predators

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Threats

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