French: Chétorhynche papou German: Drongofächerschwanz Spanish: Drongo papú
Other common names:
A. B. Meyer
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Mountains of New Guinea.
20–22 cm, including tail 9–10 cm; male 36–45 g, female 27–39 g. A small sooty-black drongo with tail slightly rounded (not forked), rather short bill... read more
Noisy. Song an explosive, rapid jumble of varied short notes, many squeaky and metallic, some lower... read more
Hill forests from 200 m to 1600 m, mainly 600–1400 m; typical bird of forest interior.... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on insects and spiders (Araneae). Hunts in middle stage of forest. Typically, perches upright on horizontal branch, tail pointing... read more
Nest a small shallow basket, hung from tree fork. No other information available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to scarce, and widely distributed. In W & C New Guinea, traditional tribal lifestyle has had little impact on ecosystems, but... read more
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