French: Échenilleur papou German: Papuaraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero cejinegro
Campephaga (Lalage) atrovirens
G. R. Gray
Misool, off west New Guinea
West Papuan Is (Kofiau, Waigeo, Salawati, Misool), and N New Guinea from Vogelkop and Bomberai Peninsula E to region of Sepik R and Ramu R and N slope of the Huon Peninsula.
18–19 cm; 31·5–34·5 g. Male has forehead to nape, lores, upper ear-coverts and upperparts black, glossed blue-green; rump white, uppertail-coverts... read more
One song comprises sweet, rapidly repeated upslurred “twee” whistles; also has a... read more
Forest, forest edge, low open forest, secondary growth, scrub, gardens, partly cleared areas,... read more
Food and feeding
Eats fruit and arthropods. Forages singly, in pairs or in small parties; sometimes recorded in mixed-species flocks. Forages in canopy and... read more
Juvenile seen in mid-Jun in New Guinea. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Status not well known, but regarded as fairly common on mainland New Guinea. Might also occur on Yapen I.
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