French: Tarier à gorge blanche German: Timorschmätzer Spanish: Tarabilla de Timor
Other common names:
New Holland; error = Timor
Subspecies and Distribution
S. g. gutturalis
(Vieillot, 1818) – Timor, and probably Roti I.
S. g. luctuosus
Bonaparte, 1850 – Semau I, off SW Timor.
15·5–17 cm. Male is like male S. jerdoni, but with large white wing patch and white bases of outer tail, sometimes also short white supercilium over ear... read more
Song, by male from dense canopy of tall trees, a series of clear sweet unhurried phrases, each... read more
Monsoon forest and scrubby savanna, up to 1200 m. Found even in very small remnant pockets of... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages by gleaning and sallying in canopy and sometimes in tall understorey shrubbery; very similar in posture and movements to a... read more
Oct–Nov, with immatures Jan–Feb but also May–Jun. Nest in one instance 5·5 m up inside dead hollow branch (0·7 m long) of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Timor and Wetar EBA. Locally common. Forest loss, at least in West Timor,... read more
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