The Hood Mockingbird is the largest of the mockingbirds in Galapagos with the longest and heaviest bill, and the longest legs. The Hood Mockingbird is larger than other mockingbirds found in the Galapagos and is the only carnivorous one of the species. As a result of its remote location, a unique range of … Of the four species of Mockingbird, the Galapagos Mockingbird and Hood Mockingbird are most frequently encountered and most easily distinguished from one another. A brief video re Hood Mockingbirds on Espanola Island in the Galapagos Islands. Floreana was the first island to develop a human population and the Mockingbirds eventually became extinct as a result. Punta Suarez, on the western tip of the island, is one of the top sites to view wildlife in the Galapagos . It is endemic to Española Island in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador and is a member of the Galápagos mockingbirds, four closely related species endemic to the island chain. The Hood Mockingbird (Nesomimus macdonaldi) or Española Mockingbird is a species of bird in the Mimidae family. It is endemic to Espanola Island. Plumage similar to Galapagos Mockingbird but has a narrower and less conspicuous white collar, and shows heavier streaking on flanks and sides of breast.
Young fledge in 17 days but remain with their parents for 5-6 weeks and may help with the second brood. The island mockingbird is perfectly suited to Española (Hood) Island, one of the driest in the Galapagos. a mockingbird searches for food on isla espanola in the galapagos … Hood mockingbird (Mimus macdonaldi) on Espanola Island, Galapagos National park, Ecuador. Espanola (Hood) Island – Galapagos Espanola is the oldest of the Southern Islands and is southernmost in the archipelago. They lay 3-4 eggs which are incubated about two weeks. Galapagos Mockingbirds nest in trees or cacti, generally during the rainy season (December - April).