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Vulnerable Restricted to the 64 km2 island of Gough in the South Atlantic, where most of the 1500 pairs occur in tussock grassland, in wet heath, and among scrub on stony slopes and in bogs. The population is probably stable, but the restricted range on a single island makes the species highly vulnerable to inadvertently introduced predators like rats, to natural disasters like fires and hurricanes, or to introduced diseases.
Items in the ZMA - 4 birds:
ZMA 14698 Juvenile female, late Feb 1960, Gough I. (c. 40°20'S, 10°00'W), S Atlantic Ocean, coll. D. Scheer, skin.
ZMA 14702-14704 Juvenile, adult & juvenile, all three unsexed, 1960, Gough I. (c. 40°20'S, 10°00'W), S Atlantic, coll. N. Scheer, skins.
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