French: Martin-chasseur lazuli German: Lazuliliest Spanish: Alción lapislázuli
Sumatra; error = Ambon
S Moluccas: Seram, Ambon and Haruku.
22 cm. Male has white supraloral spot, dark blue crown, paler blue upperparts, darker blue ear-coverts, wings and tail; white throat, partial collar and breast, pale blue... read more
A series of rapid, short, high-pitched notes, “ke-ke-ke”, lasting 6–20 seconds,... read more
Lowland forest, forest edge, partly cleared forest, heavily degraded forest, secondary growth with... read more
Food and feeding
Grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and beetles (including Cerambycidae). Watches for prey from a clear but shaded perch in middle to lower canopy,... read more
Little known; record of four recently fledged young being fed by both parents in early Dec, but overall season is probably Jul–Dec,... read more
Presumed to be sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Previously considered Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in Seram EBA. Sometimes listed for island... read more
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