French: Martin-chasseur à ventre roux German: Braunbauchliest Spanish: Alción ventrirrufo
Other common names:
Malakula and Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
NC Vanuatu on Espiritu Santo, Aore, Malo and Malakula.
21 cm; male 32–42 g, female 35–42 g. Male has dark blue crown, white collar, dark blue back, wings and tail; white throat, distinctive orange breast, belly and... read more
High-pitched series of chirps repeated for over a minute, becoming faster as it rises in pitch;... read more
Mainly primary, undisturbed forest, usually in lowlands, locally in hills and lower mountains to at... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), small grasshoppers (Orthoptera), ants (Formicidae), moths; also spiders, and lizards. Perches high... read more
Lays in Dec on Espiritu Santo. Nest excavated in arboreal termitarium or in hole in palm or tree fern. Clutch 3 eggs; no information on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened, and previously, Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in Vanuatu and Temotu EBA. Has very small range... read more
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