French: Lamprolie queue-de-soie German: Seidenfächerschwanz Spanish: Monarca de Taveuni
Taveuni (N Fiji).
12 cm; 16–21 g. Small, dumpy, strikingly iridescent black rhipidurid with conspicuous white rump and much of tail; tail short and rounded, long and rather rounded... read more
Loud high-pitched whistles, a whistling trill and low rasping squeaks. Also a loud five-note call,... read more
Mature wet rainforest, forest pockets, logged forest, and plantations close to intact forest.
Food and feeding
Food small arthropods and worms. Singly or in small flocks. Often very active around dawn. Feeds in leaf litter and in lower canopy and... read more
Season Jun–Jan. Substantial nest of pliable fibres, vine tendrils, rootlets and shreds of bark, sometimes decorated with moss and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Fiji EBA. Previously rated as Vulnerable because of expected habitat... read more
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