French: Grand Égothèle German: Käuzchenschwalm Spanish: Egotelo grande
Other common names:
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Mountains of New Guinea from Vogelkop E to Huon Peninsula and to SE (Owen Stanley Range).
28–30 cm; 59–85 g. Probably the largest of the owlet-nightjars. Mainly brown or dark rufous, upperparts with few whitish spots or streaks and prominent... read more
Little known, although rising series of slightly trilled “owrr” notes and single or... read more
Montane forest, especially primary forest and edges, but also reported from second growth and from... read more
Food and feeding
Gut contents show that diet consists of insects, including beetles. Feeding behaviour has not been described.
Season little known; birds in breeding condition collected Apr, May, Aug and Sept and a fledgling in Nov. Nest-site presumed to be a tree-... read more
Presumed to be essentially sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and, where much forest habitat remains in the mountains of New Guinea, species can be at least locally frequent, e.g. frequently recorded... read more
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