French: Engoulevent d’Archbold German: Archboldnachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras de Archbold
Other common names:
Mayr and Rand
west slope of Mount Tafa, 2400 m, New Guinea
Highlands of New Guinea.
26–30 cm; 1 male 74 g, 1 unsexed c. 80 g. Sexes similar. Upperparts darkish brown spotted buff and greyish-white, crown often greyish-brown broadly streaked blackish-... read more
Song of male is possibly a short, trilled “tchrrrt”; alarm calls of adult at nest are soft, liquid... read more
Montane forest with clearings and open areas of heath, at 1800–3225 m.
Food and feeding
Diet includes moths, beetles, bugs and cicadas. Forages in flight, hunting in forest clearings and openings, or over grassy plains close to... read more
Poorly known. Breeds Oct to early Dec throughout range. Nest-site on ground, or on bank or narrow ridge 1–1·5 m above ground;... read more
None documented. Possibly sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in West Papuan Highlands EBA, Adelbert and Huon Ranges EBA and Central Papuan Mountains EBA. Widely distributed in... read more
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