Black Robin Petroica traversi


Aikman, H.; Davis, A.; Miskelly, C.; O'Connor, S.; Taylor, G. 2001. Chatham Islands threatened birds: recovery and management plans. Department of Conservation, Wellington, New Zealand.

Butler, D.; Merton, D. 1992. The Black Robin: saving the world's most endangered bird. Oxford University Press, Auckland.

Cubrinocska, I.; Massaro, M.; Hale, M.L. 2016. Assessment of hybridisation between the endangered Chatham Island black robin (Petroica traversi) and the Chatham Island tomtit (Petroica macrocephala chathamensis). Conservation Genetics 17: 259-265.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A.; Christie, D. 2007. Handbook of the Birds of the World, vol. 12: Picathartes to Tits and Chickadees. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Department of Conservation. 2002. Black robin recovery plan 2001-2011. Department of Conservation, Wellington, NZ.

Heather, B. D.; Robertson, H. A. 1996. The field guide to the birds of New Zealand. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Kennedy, E. S. 2009. Extinction vulnerability in two small, chronically inbred populations of Chatham Island black robin Petroica traversi. PhD thesis. Lincoln University.

Kennedy, E. S.; Grueber, C. E.; Duncan, R. P.; Jamieson, I. G. 2014. Severe Inbreeding Depression and No Evidence of Purging in an Extremely Inbred Wild Species - the Chatham Island Black Robin. Evolution 68: 987-995.

King, W. B. 1981. Endangered birds of the world: the ICBP bird Red Data Book. Smithsonian Institution Press and International Council for Bird Preservation [bound reissue of King 1978-1979], Washington, D.C.

Massaro, M.; Sainudiin, R. ; Merton, D.; Briskie, J. V.; Poole, A. M.; Hale, M. L. 2013b. Human-assisted spread of a maladaptive behavior in a critically endangered bird. PloS ONE 8:: e79066.

Massaro, M.; Stanbury, V.; Briskie, J.V. 2013a. Nest site selection by the endangered black robin increases vulnerability to predation by an invasive bird. Animal Conservation 16: 404-411.

Paris, D.; Nicholls, A.O., Hall, A.; Harvey, A.; Massaro, M. In prep. Female-biased dispersal in a spatially-restricted endemic island bird.

Weiser, E. L.; Grueber, C. E.; Kennedy, E. S.; Jamieson, I. G. 2016. Unexpected positive and negative effects of continuing inbreeding in one of the world's most inbred wild animals. Evolution 70: 154-166.

Further resources

New Zealand Govt - Dept of Conservation - Recovery Plan

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Media resources

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Petroica traversi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/04/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/04/2021.