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Photo by GordonH
Photo taken: Galapagos.

Alternative name: Hood Mockingbird

Mimus macdonaldi

Nesomimus macdonaldi


Dull white chest and belly, streaked or spotted grey to brown coloring on the top. The dark wing feathers. Darker spots on the chest, a black streak across its yellow-to-brown eyes, and has a black bill and legs.


Endemic to Española Island (previously known as the Hood Mockingbird) in the Galapagos.


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


Rocky terrain and sand and pebble beaches.


Diet includes seabird eggs.

Birds will share feeding duties for the young in a group.


  1. Clements, James F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2007. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
  2. SACC proposal to change the English name to Española Mockingbird

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