French: Rhipidure noir German: Rabenfächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico negro
Hatam and Mori, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
R. a. atra
Salvadori, 1876 – West Papuan Is (Waigeo) and mountains of New Guinea (except Cyclops Mts).
R. a. vulpes
Mayr, 1931 – Cyclops Mts (NC New Guinea).
16·5 cm; 11–12 g. Male nominate race is all black, except for small white supraorbital spot and some white on underwing-coverts; iris dark brown; bill black, lower... read more
Song a rapid, high-pitched series of short squeaky notes; also series of c. 10 thin notes, rising... read more
Prefers dense undergrowth in forest and dense regrowth at forest edge; mainly 1000–2150 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and caterpillars. Forages mainly in lower storey and undergrowth. Prey captured primarily by... read more
Nov–May, in late dry season or early wet season, perhaps again towards end of wet season. Nest a small cup of fine plant fragments,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common to common.
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