French: Martin-chasseur des Talaud German: Talautliest Spanish: Alción de las Talaud
E. J. O. Hartert
Salebabu, Talaud Islands
Talaud Is (Karakelong, Salebabu, at least formerly Kabaruang#R).
21 cm. Both sexes have white loral spot which extends to the eye, black mask, green crown and back with blue tinge on crown, green-blue wings and tail, white collar and... read more
A 5-note “kee kee kee kee kee”, notes equal in length and pitch, can be repeated 4... read more
Forest and forest edge, preferring undisturbed areas, but also found in secondary forest; often... read more
Food and feeding
Small grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and river snails (Gastropoda). Usually perches in mid-canopy, 6–15 m up, scanning ground below; dives... read more
Pairs defending territories and probable courtship feeding reported in Sept and Oct. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sangihe and Talaud EBA. Common, and apparently able to withstand some... read more
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