French: Langrayen des Fidji German: Fidschischwalbenstar Spanish: Artamo de las Fiyi
W & N Fiji Is: Yasawa Group, Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Gau and Kadavu (at least formerly also Koro, Yasayamoala and N Lau Group#R).
17 cm; 33–48 g. Head to chin, upperparts and wing are black, except for white rump and uppertail-coverts; tail black with white tip; underparts white, extending up over... read more
Commonest call a rapid chatter; alarm "wit-wit-wit", with metallic quality. Song, heard... read more
Open habitats, including cultivation and savanna, especially on drier sides of the larger islands;... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous. Impressive aerial forager, with fast pursuit-flight. Seizes prey in aerial sally launched from conspicuous perch;... read more
Season Aug–Nov, sometimes earlier. Often breeds co-operatively, in group of up to six individuals. Nest, built by all group-members,... read more
Resident, with some local wandering. Family group will remain for several years in and around a... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Apparently decreased in 20th century; in 1920, reported on various islands throughout Fiji except in S Lau Archipelago, but... read more
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