French: Rhipidure fuligineux German: Tropfenfächerschwanz Spanish: Abanico del matorral
Lobo, Triton Bay, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
R. t. threnothorax
S. Müller, 1843 – West Papuan Is (Waigeo, Salawati, Misool), lowland New Guinea (except lower Trans-Fly region) and Aru Is.
R. t. fumosa
Schlegel, 1871 – Yapen I, in Geelvink Bay (NW New Guinea).
16·5–18 cm; 17–18 g. Male nominate race has crown and upperparts dark brown or olive-brown, side of head blackish-brown, white eyebrow; wings dusky; tail sooty... read more
Five-note song starts with 2 softer notes, then loud clear “chew-chew-chew”; may be repeated for... read more
Primary rainforest, monsoon forest and gallery forest in lowlands and hills, to c. 1100 m; favours... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects. Restricted to understorey, usually no more than 1 m from ground, rarely to 2 m to forage on palm fronds; sometimes feeds on... read more
Eggs in Jan, nestling in Jul/Aug, females in breeding condition in May, and males with enlarged testes Jul–Aug; suggesting breeding... read more
Resident; marked individuals recaptured or observed at or near site of original capture for several... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common to very common. Density in forest study site near R Brown (SE New Guinea) estimated at 20 birds/10 ha.
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