French: Échenilleur à ventre noir German: Bergraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero ventrinegro
Other common names: Black-bellied Cuckooshrike
[sic] A. B. Meyer, 1874,
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. m. montanum
(A. B. Meyer, 1874) – mountains of W & C New Guinea (Vogelkop and C ranges E to SE Peninsula, including Fakfak, Kumawa, Adelbert and Huon Peninsula).
E. m. bicinia
(Diamond, 1969) – mountains of N New Guinea (Cyclops, Bewani and Torricelli).
Population of Foja Mts not assigned to a race.
24 cm; 57–70 g. Male nominate race has blue-grey crown and upperparts, including most of upperwing-coverts, black greater coverts broadly edged grey; alula and flight-... read more
Vocal; has conspicuous antiphonal duet, male giving a rising and falling, nasal, whistled note,... read more
Forest, forest edges (not secondary growth), clearings and gardens; mountains at 750–2800 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Eats fruit, including figs (Ficus); also insects, including caterpillars. Usually in pairs or in parties of 3–4 individuals... read more
Laying female in Oct and dependent fledgling in Sept indicate breeding in late dry season to early wet season. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common. Little recent information.
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