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Alternative names: Chatham Gerygone; Chatham Islands Gerygone

Photo by tony.saw
Chatham Island, New Zealand, November 2009
Gerygone albofrontata



  • Rust brown upperparts
  • Lighter wings and rump
  • Greyish-white underparts
  • Greyish-white forehead, sides of head, breast
  • Yellow tinge to flanks and belly
  • Dusky brown eye streak and wings
  • Red iris
  • Blackish-brown bill and feet

Female: slightly smaller, no yellow tinge on the underparts


Chatham Islands off New Zealand.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Temperate forest.



  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. nzetc.org

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