French: Mégalure des Fidji German: Langbein-Buschsänger Spanish: Yerbera de Fiyi
Other common names:
Viti Levu, Fiji
Subspecies and Distribution
M. r. cluniei
(Kinsky, 1975) – Vanua Levu (N Fiji).
M. r. rufus
(Reichenow, 1890) – Viti Levu (SW Fiji).
19 cm; c. 24 g. A large rusty-brown warbler, with long tail rounded at tip, rather long and strong legs, strong and relatively long bill. Has conspicuous whitish supercilium... read more
Song consists of variable short phrases of loud, clear, melodic notes, each phrase usually repeated... read more
Dense thickets of undergrowth flanking mountain streams in mature and unlogged rainforest; between... read more
Food and feeding
No information. Assumed to feed on small invertebrates taken mainly on the ground under dense cover.
The 12 pairs or singing birds recorded at Wabu Forest Reserve in Nov 2003 included two pairs each with a recently-fledged juvenile. No... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Fiji EBA. Extremely skulking behaviour renders this one of the most difficult to see, and least known, of all thicketbirds.... read more
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