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Chatham Island pipit (3rd of 3)

Chatham Island pipit

The Chatham Island pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae chathamensis) is considered a subspecies of the New Zealand pipit (Anthus novaeseelandiae). Before humans arrived, birds were the larger animal on the Chatham Islands. On Mangere Island there were at last 11 seabird species (most of which nested in burrows), seven shorebirds and 19 species in the forest or more open habitats.

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - The Chatham Islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 June 2023)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007