French: Cochoa azuré German: Sundaschnäpperdrossel Spanish: Cochoa de Java
Mountains of W & C Java.
23 cm. Male is shiny dark blue above, with paler shiny blue crown and edges of greater upperwing-coverts and flight-feathers; deep purplish-blue below; iris dark; bill and... read more
Song, delivered in one instance from perch only 4 m off ground, a thin high whistle, “siiiit”.... read more
Lower and upper tropical montane rainforest, at 900–3000 m. “Normal” use of lower and middle... read more
Food and feeding
Fruits and berries, including Zanthoxylum ovalifolium and Z. scandens; also insects and snails. Captive individual took... read more
Aug–Apr; nest with grown nestling in Sept, eggs in Dec and dependent nestling in Apr. Only nest described was a cup typical of family... read more
Apparently sedentary; possibly some local seasonal or elevational movements.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Java and Bali Forests EBA. Estimated global population in range 2500–10,000 mature individuals; considered to be... read more
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