French: Tétraka malgache German: Gmelinmadagaskarsänger Spanish: Tetraka piquilargo
Other common names:
J. F. Gmelin
Subspecies and Distribution
B. m. incelebris
Bangs & J. L. Peters, 1926 – N & W Madagascar (Montagne d’Ambre and Sambirano S to Toliara), including Nosy Be.
B. m. madagascariensis#R
(J. F. Gmelin, 1789) – E Madagascar (Andapa S to Tolagnaro), including Sainte Marie I.
17·5–20 cm; male 22–39g, female 20·5–31·5 g. A medium-sized, slender species, notable for distinctive long and thin bill, upper... read more
Song, at all hours of day, usually from concealed perch at c. 10 m, an irregular series of... read more
Primary evergreen forest in E, and dry deciduous forest in W; infrequently, adjacent secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods, including beetles (Coleoptera), cockroaches (Blattodea), ants (Hymenoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), orthopterans, lepidopterans,... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Nov, dependent young in Dec and immatures in Sept, Nov–Jan and Mar; thought to breed Sept–Feb;... read more
No information; presumed sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common, although rather less so in SW of range. Mean recorded densities of 1·7–2·3 birds/ha in Montagne... read more
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