Behaviour

Generally tame and confiding.

Feeds in tussock grass and among boulders, moving mouse-like between crevices.

When disturbed will disappear silently under cover in preference to flying.

Migration

Sedentary.

No evidence of movement other than possibly between closely adjacent islands.

Feeding

Feeds on invertebrates for which it forages in tussac grass, around and under boulders and among washed-up kelp on beaches.

Food items include:

  • Small insects
  • Lice
  • Crickets
  • Moth larvae