French: Gérygone mélanésienne German: Fächerschwanzgerygone Spanish: Gerigón melanesio
G. R. Gray
Subspecies and Distribution
G. f. correiae
Mayr, 1931 – Banks Is and N Vanuatu.
G. f. rouxi
(F. Sarasin, 1913) – Ouvéa, in N Loyalty Is.
G. f. lifuensis
(F. Sarasin, 1913) – Lifou, in C Loyalty Is.
G. f. flavolateralis
(G. R. Gray, 1859) – New Caledonia, I of Pines and S Loyalty Is (Maré).
10 cm; 5·5–6·5 g. Typical small, rather drab gerygone. Male is olive-brown above, head more olive-grey, with indistinct narrow whitish fore supercilium... read more
Sings at any time of day, less in hottest period. Quiet, thin, piping repetitive “tee poo tee... read more
Forest and secondary growth, village gardens and scrub, from sea-level to hills; to at least 1600 m... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous; no details of prey items, but takes insect larvae and pupae, as well as imagos. Seen singly or in pairs or small family... read more
Season Sept–Jan/Feb in Vanuatu and Sept–Dec in New Caledonia, where most documented breeding attempts have been in Oct. Nest is a domed... read more
Resident; capable of short movements, as it has apparently colonized various islands in Vanuatu... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Vanuatu and Temotu EBA and New Caledonia EBA. Quite common on most islands. Survives well in... read more
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