French: Rhipidure des Bismarck German: Graukehl-Fächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico de las Bismarck
Ralum, New Britain.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
R. d. dahli
Reichenow, 1897 – Umboi I and New Britain, in Bismarck Archipelago.
R. d. antonii
E. J. O. Hartert, 1926 – New Ireland, in Bismarck Archipelago.
13–14·5 cm. Male nominate race has eyebrow and moustachial streak white, crown and side of head dusky grey-brown, becoming rufous-brown on mantle; rest of upperparts... read more
Song a squeaky “swit-tootectootoowi”, last syllable rising in pitch; repeated single metallic note.
High-altitude montane forest; lower limits 750 m on Umboi, c. 530 m in New Britain. Also locally in... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Frequents dense growth from substage to canopy. Prey captured by flycatching. Joins mixed-species foraging flocks with other small... read more
Adults with fledgling in Dec in New Britain. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. Locally common in New Britain at higher altitudes, but apparently scarcer at... read more
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