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Alternative names: Clicking Peltops; Lowland Peltops-Flycatcher; Lowland Shieldbill
18-19 cm (7-7½ in). A large-headed and stout passerine with a shallowly forked tail.
Sexes similar, females are slightly smaller. Juveniles are duller with greyish-black plumage and some white on throat.
 Similar species
Differs from very similar Mountain Peltops by less extensive white on side of head and less white on back.
Found in New Guinea and West Papuan Islands (Waigeo, Salawati and Misool).
This is a monotypic species. Forms a superspecies with Mountain Peltops. Peltopses are of uncertain affinities. They are currently classified as a subfamily Peltopsinae within the Woodswallows and Butcherbirds (Artamidae). In the past they have been considered members of the Monarchidae or the Cracticidae (now merged with Artamidae), but may deserve full family rank.
Moist lowland forest. Also in disturbed areas and gardens. Occurs up to ca. 600m. Replaced by Mountain Peltops at higher elevations.
Feeds mainly on flying insects like dragonflies. Spends long time on perch before sallying after insects.
Little known about breeding. Territorial. The nest is reported as a small cup made of twigs and rootlets and placed more than 6 meters above the ground in a tree.
Call is dry clicking.
A sedentary species.
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