French: Rhipidure ombré German: Rußfächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico sombrío
Other common names: Makira Fantail
E. P. Ramsay, 1882,
San Cristobal Island, Solomon Islands.
Makira (San Cristobal), in SE Solomon Is.
16–17 cm; 15–18·5 g. Plumage is grey-brown above, darker on head, with narrow indistinct white line under orbit, small white spot on ear-coverts; upperwing grey-... read more
Song an upward-spiralling trill, pitch of most notes inflected upwards; single “cheet” or “chit”... read more
Undisturbed primary montane forest, preferring hill forest at 50–700 m; in undergrowth or... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages at lower levels, in undergrowth or close to forest floor; recorded also 6–12 m above ground in shaded middle storey... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Relatively uncommon and little known. Total population... read more
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