French: Rhipidure bleu German: Blaubrauen-Fächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico azul de Mindanao
Isabela de Basilan, Philippines.
Subspecies and Distribution
R. s. apo
Hachisuka, 1930 – Mindanao (except W), in S Philippines.
R. s. superciliaris
(Sharpe, 1877) – W Mindanao (W Zamboanga Peninsula) and Basilan.
16 cm; 12–16·8 g (nominate), 10–15 g (apo). Nominate race has forehead, lores and supercilium silvery cobalt-blue, crown indigo, upperparts... read more
Song comprises 12–16 rapid ascending whistles, “woo-woo-woo-woo-woo…”,... read more
Forest and, less often, forest edge; below 1220 m. Prefers shadier areas.
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages in understorey up to 10 m. Regularly joins mixed-species foraging flocks.
Breeding recorded in Aug at least; egg in oviduct in early May and bird in breeding condition in late Apr. Nest placed c. 0·3 m from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: confined to the Mindanao and the Eastern Visayas EBA. Very common in most areas; race apo not... read more
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