French: Gobemouche de Balabac German: Palawanblauschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Balabac
southern Palawan, Philippines
Calauit, Busuanga, Culion, Palawan and Balabac, in W Philippines.
16 cm; 21–22 g. Medium-sized to large forest flycatcher. Male has forehead and upper lores dull cobalt-blue; rest of head and upperparts, including upperwing-coverts (... read more
Calls include a series of soft rising and falling whistles, “de do da da do de”, the first note... read more
Lowland and submontane dry primary and secondary forest, to 1000 m.
Food and feeding
Diet little known, but includes small invertebrates. Usually solitary or in pairs. Forages in understorey of forests.
Season at least Apr–May and birds in breeding condition Apr–Jun. Only one nest found, of dried grass, placed in hollow tree... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Palawan EBA. Reported to be uncommon or scarce, though generally shy and... read more
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