French: Rhipidure des Saint-Matthias German: Schwarzbrust-Fächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico de San Matías
Other common names: Matthias Fantail
Mussau Island, in St Matthias Group.
Mussau I, in St Matthias Group (N Bismarck Archipelago).
15 cm. Has black head with large white patch over most of crown, broad white malar stripe; upperparts, including wing and tail, uniform rich reddish-rufous; breast black,... read more
Loud, explosive song consisting of c.10 fruity warbled notes “pwit-pwit-chiddley-diddley...”; a... read more
Forest; forages low down, especially in gaps and clearings.
Food and feeding
Insects. No other information.
Juveniles recorded begging from adults in Jul. No further information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in St Matthias Islands EBA. Confined to the island of Mussau (400 km²), where... read more
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