French: Arrenga bleuet German: Javapfeifdrossel Spanish: Arrenga de Java
Other common names:
Sunda Whistling-thrush (when treated as conspecific with M. castaneus and M. borneensis)
Java and Bali.
24–26·5 cm. Male is bluish-black, with (often concealed but fairly extensive) bright blue shoulder patch; bill and legs black. Female is duller and browner,... read more
Song a series of loud clear whistles. Calls include trisyllabic squirrel-like screeching, pleasant... read more
Ground and lower storeys of montane forest at 800–2400 m, locally lower on Bali; has a liking... read more
Food and feeding
Frogs, crickets, beetles, snails, slugs, woodlice, berries. Commonly terrestrial.
Sept–May in W Java. Nest a large cup made of fern blades, moss and roots, placed in rock crevice, hole in riverbank or heart of bird-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common within restricted range.
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