French: Pie-grièche de Sao Tomé German: São-Tomé-Würger Spanish: Alcaudón de Santo Tomé
Other common names: São Tomé Fiscal
Lanius (Fiscus) Newtoni
Island of São Tomé, in Gulf of Guinea.
19–21 cm; one female 22·4 g. A medium-sized pied shrike with longish, graduated tail; comparatively small and weak bill with very small hook at tip of upper... read more
Little information available. Supposed territorial call a loud, rather nasal repeated “juurt-... read more
Undisturbed lowland and middle-altitude primary rainforest, mainly under closed canopy, with little... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Insectivorous, seems to feed on small beetles (Coleoptera) and flying insects. Believed not to prey on small... read more
Little information. Singing heard in Dec–Jan and Aug; two males in breeding condition in Nov–Dec, and two females showing... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in São Tomé EBA. Rare. First discovered in 1888, and 13 specimens collected in 1928; thereafter, not... read more
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