French: Gobemouche des Comores German: Humblotschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de las Comoras
Other common names:
Grand Comoro Flycatcher
A. Milne-Edwards and Oustalet
Grand Comoro, Comoro Islands
Grand Comoro (Ngazidja), in Comoro Is.
14 cm. Distinctive flycatcher with striped crown, heavily streaked underparts, narrow wingbars, and yellowish bill and legs. Has forehead and forecrown brown, heavily... read more
Generally silent, but has soft, sharp trill.
Forest; limited to areas with remaining tall trees, but seems tolerant of shrubby, cultivated or... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and bugs (Hemiptera), and a dragonfly (Anisoptera) also recorded; also centipedes (Chilopoda).... read more
One nest found in Nov, an untidy cup of mosses lined with dry grass, cup diameter 55 mm, depth 40 mm, resting on smaller branches and... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Comoro Islands EBA. Has tiny global range (200 km²), occurring only on slopes of the active volcano Mt Karthala; rather... read more
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