French: Martin-chasseur des Moluques German: Lasurliest Spanish: Alción moluqueño
Other common names:
Amboina, Timor and Sulawesi; error = Ternate
N Moluccas: Morotai, Ngelengele, Halmahera, Ternate, Tidore, Moti, Bacan, Obilatu, Obi and Damar.
19 cm; male 41–45 g, female 42–65 g. Male large white supraloral spot, dark blue head, wings and tail, pale blue back and rump; distinctive white patch at base of... read more
Warbling “tu-tu-tu-ti-ti”, and fairly high-pitched, 3-note descending whistle, repeated... read more
Secondary woodland and forest, and mangrove edges, also wooded gardens, lightly wooded cultivated... read more
Food and feeding
Only grasshoppers (Orthoptera) recorded. Perches in the open, often on dead tree or wire; at forest edges sits mainly in lower half of the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Maluku EBA. Common over most of its range, although uncommon on Ternate. Seems to have adapted well to... read more
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