French: Échenilleur pie German: Graubürzel-Raupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero colilargo
“New South Wales”; error = Norfolk Island.
Nominate race extinct. Five extant subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
L. l. affinis
(Tristram, 1879) – Makira (San Cristobal) and Uki, in SE Solomons.
L. l. deficiens
Mayr & Ripley, 1941 – Torres Is and Banks Is.
L. l. albiloris
Mayr & Ripley, 1941 – N & C Vanuatu.
L. l. simillima
(F. Sarasin, 1913) – S Vanuatu and Loyalty Is.
L. l. montrosieri
J. P. Verreaux & Des Murs, 1860 – New Caledonia and I of Pines.
L. l. leucopyga
(Gould, 1838) – Norfolk I.
17–18 cm; 16·5–21 g. Male nominate race breeding with forehead, lores, crown, upper ear-coverts and upperparts glossy greenish-black, indistinct white spots on... read more
Gives a short, rasping call note; loud, melodious song, “tee-zeeia-tee-zeeia-tee-zeeia”. Nominate... read more
Lowland and mountain forest; commoner at forest edges and in open areas. Probably occurred in all... read more
Food and feeding
No current information available. On Norfolk I (nominate race, extinct) foraged in trees, but also seen to forage in wet grass, perching on... read more
No current information. On Norfolk I bred in Sept, Dec and Feb, Feb clutches apparently second breeding attempt in response to food... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in the Solomon Group EBA, Vanuatu and Temotu EBA and New Caledonia EBA; extinct in Norfolk Island EBA. Common... read more
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