French: Martin-chasseur nymphe German: Nymphenliest Spanish: Alción colilargo ninfa
G. R. Gray
New Guinea = Vogelkop Peninsula
New Guinea, in two discrete populations: in W in Vogelkop Peninsula (E to Geelvink Bay and Etna Bay), and in NE from Adelbert Mts E to Huon Peninsula and S to upper Watut R and Bulolo Valley.
30–35 cm, including tail-streamers; male 57 g, female 47–57 g. Both sexes blue-black crown and upperparts, bright pink-red rump and underparts; tail purple-blue,... read more
1–4 mournful whistles, becoming a trill; similar to that of T. danae.
Lowland forest and ravines in forested hills, mainly below 900 m, occasionally up to 1500 m; also... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, larvae, and possibly earthworms. Perches solitarily on low horizontal branches in understorey, scanning for prey.
Undated clutch of 2 eggs from Huon Peninsula. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in West Papuan Lowlands EBA and North Papuan Lowlands EBA. Locally quite common, but has a small range and would be... read more
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