French: Mégalure calédonienne German: Neukaledonien-Buschsänger Spanish: Yerbera de Nueva Caledonia
Other common names:
New Caledonian Grassbird
J. P. Verreaux
New Caledonia, in SW Pacific Ocean.
17–18 cm; c. 28 g. An unstreaked, rather long-tailed, medium-sized warbler with stunningly white supercilium. Forehead, crown, nape and entire upperparts, including... read more
Song is a slow series of harsh “tchak” notes mixed with whistles and trills, similar to... read more
Scrubby habitats, typically a mixture of shrubs, ferns and herbs, most common in maquis minier... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet other than “insects”. Generally alone or in pairs in dense cover; very difficult to observe as it feeds... read more
Season Oct–Jan, seemingly chiefly at start of rains (Oct and Nov). Pair remains close to breeding territory throughout year. Nest an... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in New Caledonia EBA. This species’ extremely shy and retiring nature... read more
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