French: Échenilleur à épaulettes noires German: Schwarzschulter-Raupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero incierto
Other common names:
A. B. Meyer
Ansus, Yapen Island, north-west New Guinea
West Papuan Is (Waigeo, Batanta), mountains throughout New Guinea, and islands in Geelvink Bay (Mios Num, Yapen I).
21–22 cm; 53–60 g. Male is slaty blue above, with lores, chin and feathers under eye black, ear-coverts and throat tinged blackish; upperwing-coverts, alula and... read more
Song a series of 5–30 disyllabic, buzzy notes like sound of a cicada (Cicadidae), “weeyu-... read more
Hill forest and lower montane forest, forest edge and secondary growth, at 100–1800 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Eats arthropods, including caterpillars and katydids (Tettigoniidae); also fruit. Forages in upper tree levels; perches on branches in... read more
Females in breeding condition in Oct–Nov. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely distributed but local; fairly common to scarce. Poorly known species.
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