French: Échenilleur des Samoa German: Braunrücken-Raupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de Samoa
Subspecies and Distribution
L. s. tenebrosa
Mayr & Ripley, 1941 – Samoa (Savaii).
L. s. sharpei
Rothschild, 1900 – Samoa (Upolu).
13 cm. Distinctive triller. Nominate race has forehead and top of head down to base of eye, and nape, mantle, back and scapulars hair-brown with darker feather shafts; rump... read more
Thin, squeaky, ascending or descending trill, sounding as if forced out with great effort. In... read more
Primary and secondary forest and forest edge; also occurs rarely in cattle pasture with undergrowth... read more
Food and feeding
Eats fruit and invertebrates. Moves rather slowly, gleaning from leaves of shrubs and small trees. It frequently forages in the canopy of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Samoan Islands EBA. Generally uncommon. In a 1984 survey, on Upolu, found... read more
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