French: Brève d’Halmahera German: Halmahera-Weißbrustpitta Spanish: Pita de Halmahera
S. Müller and Schlegel
Halmahera, along with nearby islands of Kasiruta and Bacan, and possibly also Mandioli and Obi.
25–28 cm; male 172–206 g, female 166–172 g. Adult has glossy black head, upperparts and tail, shining blue and green upperwing-coverts, black wings with... read more
Main call a loud, far-carrying, drawn-out “phwee phweeecoou” of c. 1·5 seconds... read more
Lowland primary and selectively logged forest, and more rarely in second growth, most frequently in... read more
Food and feeding
No documented information. Earthworms and caterpillars reported by local people as being eaten by this species; also, an “anvil” with... read more
Few data: nests with single egg found in May–Jul, juvenile in early Feb and males with enlarged testes in May, Jun, Jul and Nov;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Northern Maluku Endemic Bird Area. Locally common in all forest and other well-vegetated... read more
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