French: Rhipidure familier German: Hochland-Fächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico amistoso
Hatam, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
R. a. albolimbata
Salvadori, 1874 – mountains of NW, N & E New Guinea.
R. a. lorentzi
van Oort, 1909 – Snow Mts and Central Highlands, in C New Guinea.
14–15 cm; 9–11 g. Male has upperparts sooty black, back greyer, side of head greyish-black; white streak from side of forehead to above orbit; ear-coverts with... read more
Song a sequence of alternately ascending and descending high-pitched notes; series of clear, short... read more
Forest, mainly in more open lower to middle levels, occasionally in canopy, and forest edge; also... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Prey captured almost entirely by flycatching in middle and upper storeys of forest. Searches for insects while perched, holding... read more
Nest-building in early Apr, nestlings in late Sept, and fledglings in late Mar and Aug; thus, breeds at least middle to late wet season and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common to fairly common. Tame species, often approaching humans.
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