French: Martin-chasseur rose German: Braunmantelliest Spanish: Alción colilargo dánae
Milne Bay, New Guinea
SE New Guinea from Waria R and Aroa R E to NW shore of Milne Bay (Alotau).
28–30 cm, including tail-streamers; male 37–46 g, female 42–50 g. Male rufous-brown crown and back, bright pink rump, blue wing-coverts; pink chin and... read more
1–4 mournful whistles accelerating to a trill, like that of T. galatea but quicker;... read more
Found mainly in dense primary forest, most common between 500 m and 1000 m; also recorded from... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and caterpillars. Perches relatively higher in the forest than T. galatea.
Almost no information, but highest intensity of calling is from May to Oct, and a bird excavating nest has been recorded in Sept.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Patchily distributed; scarce in some areas but common in others. Regularly recorded in Varirata National Park. No figures available... read more
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