46 cm. Adult glossy black above with stiff hackles, purplish gloss on mantle, wings rufous with blackish tips to flight-feathers and upperwing-coverts, long black tail;... read more
Not definitively described, but reportedly similar to that of C. sinensis.
Mangrove and other swamps, especially in estuaries, thickets and elephant (Imperata) grass... read more
Food and feeding
Considered to be probably omnivorous. Insects and their eggs (grasshoppers, beetles, hairy caterpillars, large moths, pupae, dragonflies,... read more
Season Jan–Mar and Jun. Nest is untidy construction of ferns and grass leaves, c. 30 cm in diameter, either in clearing beside river... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Population recently estimated at 2500–9999 mature individuals within overall range of 28,200 km2 and is considered to be declining. Confined to Java, where... read more
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