French: Newtonie de Fanovana German: Rostschwanzvanga Spanish: Newtonia colirroja
Fanovana Forest, eastern Madagascar.
E Madagascar from Marojejy S to Andohahela.
12 cm; 12·5 g. A small, slim-billed forest-canopy insectivore. Has ashy-grey top and side of head, contrasting with greyish-brown mantle, scapulars and rump and light tawny-... read more
Song a characteristic series of 5–15 descending “pitchi” notes or “swee” notes; buzzing call.
Middle and upper strata of tall, humid evergreen closed-canopy forest, at 300–800 m, rarely... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Usually forages high in canopy; usually in company with other arboreal species. Often sally-gleans or hovers at ends of branches;... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Known only from the type specimen until rediscovered in 1989–90. Has now been found to occur in E Malagasy rainforest from far N (Anjanaharibe-sud) to far S... read more
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