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..

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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

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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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

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
BirdLife International

Reviewer/s
Butchart, S. & Symes, A.

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Justification
This species has a very large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). Despite the fact that the population trend appears to be decreasing, the decline is not believed to be sufficiently rapid to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
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Not Threatened.

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Population

Population
Virtually nothing is known about this species's population size, and research is required to produce an estimate.

Population Trend
Decreasing
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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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