Overview

Comprehensive Description

Adult glossy green above, crown green, ear- coverts white, female with chestnut forecrown; white below with prominent glossy green barring, undertail black with white bars on inner webs of outer feathers; large rufous patch on flight- feathers; eye- ring red in male to grey in female, iris pale brown to grey- brown, darker on inner rim, bill black, feet blue- grey. Juvenile grey- brown above, head grey, tail rufous- grey with dark grey near tip, grey below, iris brown, feet light brown. Voice: Song 5- 8 high- pitched clear notes, “peer peer peer ...”, dropping slightly in pitch, final note preceded by a pause; also a complex song of 4 pairs of downslurred notes, the pairs rising and falling.

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Distribution

Range

Montane forests of New Guinea and Batanta I..
  • Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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Distribution:


    Mountains of New Guinea and Batanta I.


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Physical Description

Size

15 cm; 20 g

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Diagnostic Description

Adult glossy green above, crown green, ear- coverts white, female with chestnut forecrown; white below with prominent glossy green barring, undertail black with white bars on inner webs of outer feathers; large rufous patch on flight- feathers; eye- ring red in male to grey in female, iris pale brown to grey- brown, darker on inner rim, bill black, feet blue- grey. Juvenile grey- brown above, head grey, tail rufous- grey with dark grey near tip, grey below, iris brown, feet light brown. Voice: Song 5- 8 high- pitched clear notes, “peer peer peer ...”, dropping slightly in pitch, final note preceded by a pause; also a complex song of 4 pairs of downslurred notes, the pairs rising and falling.

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Ecology

Habitat

Inhabits forests, including forest edge, also garden shade trees, mainly in lower montane habitats at 500- 1800 m.

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Trophic Strategy

Insects, caterpillars in canopy leaves. A regular member in mixed- species foraging flocks.

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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

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Reproduction

No information available. Presumably brood- parasitic.

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Conservation

Conservation Status

Not Threatened.

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Wikipedia

White-eared bronze cuckoo

The white-eared bronze cuckoo (Chrysococcyx meyeri) is a species of cuckoo in the Cuculidae family. It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

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