French: Engoulevent papou German: Papuanachtschwalbe Spanish: Chotacabras papú
Other common names:
Salawati and the opposite coast of New Guinea
Lowlands of New Guinea; also Salawati I (in W Papuan Is).
25–27·5 cm; 80–81 g (female). Sexes similar. Upperparts brown speckled and barred greyish brown, cinnamon and rufous, broadly streaked blackish brown... read more
Presumed song of male is a rapid “coo-coo-coo-coo” lasting c. 7 seconds; calls include... read more
Mainly lowland rainforest in openings, clearings and glades with good ground cover of second growth... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on moths and other insects. Forages in flight, hunting in forest clearings and openings or above forest canopy. Also feeds by making... read more
Poorly known. Possibly breeds Jun–Aug. Nest-site usually among undergrowth in small clearing; no nest, egg laid on bare ground or... read more
None documented. Sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely distributed throughout lowlands, but generally appears to be rather scarce; not studied and no available data on population trends. Regularly... read more
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