French: Égothèle des Moluques German: Molukkenschwalm Spanish: Egotelo moluqueño
Other common names:
no locality = Halmahera
Halmahera, Kasiruta and Bacan, in N Moluccas.
c. 29 cm; 105–167 g. Large owlet-nightjar and the only Aegotheles within its limited range. Upperparts finely vermiculated greyish brown, or black and buff,... read more
Recently described for first time. Wide variety of manic screams and cackles. Most frequent call,... read more
Lowland and hill forests; also tall secondary forests, forest edge and occasionally lightly wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects. Feeds by sallying for small aerial insects from perches in middle storey (returning to same one); also by hover-gleaning... read more
No information available, although usually seen singly or in pairs, and occasional groups of 3–5 birds may constitute family parties. read more
Presumably sedentary, but scanty information available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Northern Maluku EBA. Known from few specimens. Little information, although species was found in 1994 on the... read more
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