French: Gobemouche de Buru German: Molukkenschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Buru
E. J. O. Hartert, 1899,
Mount Mada, 3000 feet [c. 915 m], Buru, Moluccas.
Subspecies and Distribution
F. b. buruensis
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1899) – Buru, in S Moluccas.
F. b. ceramensis
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1910) – Seram, in S Moluccas.
F. b. siebersi
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1924) – Kai Is (Kai Besar).
11–12 cm. Small flycatcher with orange-rufous chin to breast. Nominate has crown and face dark slate-grey (may be tinged brownish in fresh plumage), upperparts,... read more
Song a buzzing and nasal “tup tup tezeeew”.
Lowland and hill forests, including selectively logged forest, from 100 m to 1000 m on Buru, and to... read more
Food and feeding
Not well known. Food presumably insects. Shy, elusive and easily overlooked; once observed in a mixed-species foraging flock. Forages in... read more
Eggs recorded in May and nestlings in Feb and May. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Banda Sea Islands EBA, Buru EBA and Seram EBA. Uncommon to moderately or locally common on Buru and Seram;... read more
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