French: Guêpier des Célèbes German: Celebesspint Spanish: Abejaruco de Célebes
Locally in N, C & SE Sulawesi.
25–26 cm (with streamers, up to 6 cm more). Forehead and crown blackish, feathers with ultramarine fringes; lores blue-black; ear-coverts, nape and sides of neck... read more
A rather inconspicuous, high-pitched “seEep” (overslurred), repeated at a rate of c. 1 note every 2... read more
Openings and clearings in primary and successional forest, from sea-level to 1850 m; edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of airborne insects, including honeybees, other bees, wasps, beetles and large dragonflies. Uses treetop perch as lookout for... read more
Mar, Sept and Nov; occupied nests recorded in Jul and Sept. Excavates burrow in steep bank by forest stream, cliff, landslip, road cutting... read more
Resident or partial migrant, said to move near to coast for the rains, returning inland to breed in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA. Nowhere very common, but not particularly rare in Tangkoko and Ambang Mountain Reserves; present... read more
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