French: Miro des torrents German: Uferschnäpper Spanish: Petroica torrentera de Nueva Guinea
Other common names:
Lobo, Triton Bay, south-west New Guinea
14–15 cm; 23–28 g. Adult has crown brownish black, back pale grey, rump white; large white spot between base of maxilla and eye; upperwing and tail brownish black... read more
Song a short high-pitched piping whistle, singly or as descending accelerating series.
Fast-moving open rivers and streams with protruding boulders and sufficient vegetation-free space... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Prey captured by making aerial sallies from exposed perch such as rock, exposed riverbed, fallen log, dead snag, overhanging... read more
Nestlings in early Aug, late Sept and early Nov, and individuals in juvenile plumage mid Oct to mid Nov, indicating breeding during latter... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common, although often scarce. Widely distributed on mainland New Guinea. Has been observed at density of 1 pair for every... read more
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