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Black Robin

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Petroica traversi
Black Robin


They are found only on the Chatham Islands of New Zealand.


The live in the forest.

Body Traits

They are just 6 inches long. They are all black.


Very endangered. They search for food (forage) on the forest floor. Introduced predators like rats and cats prey on them while they feed.


They search for insects, worms and grubs (insect larvae) on the forest floor.

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They mate for life (monogamous). Females lay 2 eggs.

Black Robin

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