French: Rhipidure de Verreaux German: Neukaledonien-Fleckenfächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico moteado de Nueva Caledonia
New Caledonia, I of Pines and Loyalty Is (Lifou, Maré).
17 cm; c. 12 g. Adult has greyish head, white supercilium, short white line behind orbit; upperparts, including wings, rufous-brown, wing-coverts tipped white; tail greyish,... read more
Song comprises four or more short, melodious, distinct syllables; call a short tinkling sound;... read more
Inhabits forest, forest edge, thickets, partly cleared forest and gardens, at all altitudes; most... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages mostly in shady substage or lower canopy, to lesser extent in undergrowth, and occasionally on ground or in upper zone.... read more
Season Oct–Jan in New Caledonia. Nest a neat cup of fine plant material, lined with coarser fibres, bound externally with spider web... read more
Resident. In Loyalty Is, recorded as accidental on Ouvéa.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in New Caledonia EBA. Common in most of range. Population size not quantified, but this species... read more
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