French: Mégalure rubigineuse German: Maronenbuschsänger Spanish: Yerbera herrumbrosa
P. L. Sclater
Lowlands of New Britain, in Bismarck Archipelago.
18–19·5 cm; c. 26–30 g. A relatively long-tailed, medium-sized warbler. Has bright rufous side of head, including lores and supercilium; crown and entire... read more
Song described as a very sweet pure phrase of 5 notes, second note two tones above first, third a... read more
Undergrowth of both primary forest and secondary forest; occurs also in overgrown gardens and dense... read more
Food and feeding
No specific information on diet, other than insects and small snails. Typically found in pairs or family parties. As shy and skulking as... read more
Poorly studied. Eggs taken in Nov, Dec and Jan, suggesting breeding during rainy season. Nest described as “a free-standing leaf nest... read more
Resident, so far as is known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. Status difficult to assess owing to its extremely skulking habits. Seems to be... read more
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