Long-tailed Trillers

Long-tailed Triller (Lalage leucopyga)
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The Long-tailed Trillers (Lalage leucopyga) occur naturally on the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, where they inhabit subtropical rainforests.

The nominate race - the Norfolk Island Long-tailed Trillers - has become extinct, with the last record of it in 1942. Their extinction is attributed to a combination of predation by Black Rats and loss / destruction of habitat.


Subspecies and Distribution:

  • Norfolk Island Long-tailed Trillers (Lalage leucopyga leucopyga - Gould, 1838) - Nominate form
    • Range: Extinct. Formerly found on Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand

  • Lalage leucopyga affinis (Tristram, 1879)
    • Range: Southeastern Solomons (San Cristobal and Uki Islands).

  • Lalage leucopyga deficiens (Mayr and Ripley, 1941)
    • Range: Torres and Banks Islands

  • Lalage leucopyga albiloris (Mayr and Ripley, 1941)
    • Range: Northern and central Vanuatu.

  • Lalage leucopyga simillima (F. Sarasin, 1913)
    • Range: Southern Vanuatu and Loyalty Islands

  • Lalage leucopyga montrosieri (J. Verrreaux and Des Murs, 1860)

Alternate (Global) Names

Czech: Housencík dlouhoocasý, housen?ík dlouhoocasý ... Danish: Langhalet Triller ... Dutch: Langstaarttriller ... Finnish: Pitkäpyrstölivertäjä ... French: Echenilleur pie, Échenilleur pie ... German: Langschwanzlalage, Langschwanz-Lalage ... Italian: Mangiabruchi codalunga, Trillatore codalunga ... Japanese: onaganakisanshoukui ... Norwegian: Melanesiatrillefugl ... Polish: gasienicojad melanezyjski, g?sienicojad melanezyjski ... Russian: ????????????? ?????????-??????? ... Slovak: húseniciarka strakatá, húseni?iarka strakatá ... Spanish: Gorjeador de Cola Larga, Oruguero Colilargo ... Swedish: Långstjärtad nålfågel


Species Research by Sibylle Johnson


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