French: Pipit de Nouvelle-Guinée German: Papuapieper Spanish: Bisbita papú
Other common names:
New Guinea Pipit
Mount Maneao, south-east New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
A. g. wollastoni
Ogilvie-Grant, 1913 – WC New Guinea.
A. g. rhododendri
Mayr, 1931 – EC New Guinea (in Central Highlands and Huon Peninsula).
A. g. gutturalis
De Vis, 1894 – SE New Guinea.
17·5–18 cm. Large pipit with strong facial pattern. Nominate race has dark brown lores, contrasting creamy supercilium and lower eyelid (giving spectacled... read more
Song, often in flight low over ground, described as several high, thin, clear notes each repeated... read more
Alpine grassland above the tree-line on the highest mountains, between 3200 m and 4500 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small insects and their larvae, and other arthropods; grass seeds, berries and green herbaceous matter also recorded. Forages on the... read more
Single nestlings found in latter part of wet season, in Apr, Sept and Oct. Nest a cup of fine grass, placed on steep bank. No other... read more
Resident; no evidence of descent to lower elevations in winter.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Adelbert and Huon Ranges EBA and Central Papuan Mountains EBA. No information on current status. Described as... read more
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