French: Cochoa de Sumatra German: Sumatraschnäpperdrossel Spanish: Cochoa de Sumatra
Padang Highlands, Sumatra.
See C. azurea. Monotypic.
Mountains of Sumatra.
28 cm. Male looks like a cross between C. purpurea and C. viridis: velvety (yet slightly glossy) black, with dull powder-blue forehead and crown; extensive... read more
Song or call a long, thin, high mournful whistle. Calls include “sip” in flight, similar to that of... read more
All storeys of tropical lower montane forest, at 1000–2200 m.
Food and feeding
Small fruits, including green berries in bushes 5–10 m off ground. Possibly forages also on ground, for invertebrates or fallen fruit... read more
Suspected brood-feeding by pair in Feb, and juvenile and immatures observed in May–Jun; song heard daily in Jun, and season probably... read more
Apparently sedentary; possibly some local seasonal or elevational movements.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Sumatra and Peninsular Malaysia EBA. Estimated global population in range 2500–10,000 mature individuals, and... read more
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