French: Stourne d’Espiritu Santo German: Rostbürzelstar Spanish: Estornino de Espíritu Santo
Harrisson and A. J. Marshall, 1937,
Mount Watiamasan, Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.
Espiritu Santo, in N Vanuatu.
18 cm. Male has forehead and crown dark brown, slight gloss on crown; upperparts, including upperwing-coverts, dark rusty brown, brighter on rump; primaries and secondaries... read more
Calls described include a hissing note and a harsh call; also "tzee-tzee-tzee" given from perch and... read more
Cloudforest above 1200 m.
Food and feeding
Diet includes fruit, seeds and insects. Forages generally in understorey, below 6 m. Usually seen singly or in pairs.
Reported as nesting in hole relatively low down in tree; clutch of 2 whitish eggs reported. No other published information.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in Vanuatu and Temotu EBA. Poorly known. Local people described the species as widespread in W mountains; in contrast, rarely... read more
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