French: Bouscarle des Fidji German: Fidschiseidensänger Spanish: Cetia de Fiyi
E. P. Ramsay
Subspecies and Distribution
H. r. castaneopterus
(Mayr, 1935) – Vanua Levu, in N Fiji.
H. r. funebris
(Mayr, 1935) – Taveuni (NE Fiji).
H. r. badiceps
(Finsch, 1876) – Viti Levu (C Fiji).
H. r. ruficapilla
(E. P. Ramsay, 1876) – Kadavu (S Fiji).
12–13 cm; 12·7 g. Medium-sized, drab-coloured bush-warbler with fairly long tail and fine bill. Nominate race has head and face rufous-brown, with dark eyestripe... read more
Call a short “che che” or “tsic-tsic”. Song, usually from low vegetation,... read more
Thick undergrowth and bamboo of mature upland forests, including steep forested slopes and wet... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small invertebrates. Forages low down or on ground. Active but extremely elusive, and rarely seen in the open; rarely seen in... read more
Poorly known. Nest a loose and untidy ball of dry grasses and plant fibres. Clutch 2 eggs; no information on incubation and nestling... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Fiji EBA. Common, but frequently overlooked; usually best detected by its song, which is one of the... read more
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