French: Échenilleur de la Réunion German: Newtonraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de Reunión
NW Reunion I.
22 cm. Male has ashy-grey upperparts, paler on rump and uppertail-coverts, blackish spot in front of eye, dull ashy-grey ear-coverts and face side spotted white below eye;... read more
Male has shrill, clear, repeated whistled, “tui”, and harsh, scolding “kek... read more
Primarily canopy of closed montane moist forest, including steep, forested gulleys, and occurs also... read more
Food and feeding
Chiefly insectivorous; fruits of some native trees (Aphloia, Ficus) also taken. Eats adult and larval beetles (Coleoptera... read more
Sept–Feb; nest-building can begin late Aug and take a month to complete; may be double-brooded. Monogamous; territorial, territory... read more
Resident; seasonal records from heath attributed to post-breeding dispersal.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Réunion EBA. Occurs in only two areas, of increasingly degraded habitat, totalling c. 16 km². Number... read more
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