French: Phasianelle barrée German: Kastanientaube Spanish: Tórtola cuco piquinegra
Other common names:
Arfak and Warbusi
New Guinea, offshore islands of Yapen and Karkar, larger islands of Bismarck Archipelago and Lihir Is, and D’Entrecasteaux Is (Goodenough, Fergusson).
29–30 cm; 66–104 g. Rich chestnut-red throughout, darker on wings, paler below; outer primaries and secondaries brownish black edged rufous; uppertail-coverts... read more
A rapid descending series of around 12 muted 'woi' or 'koik' notes, delivered at... read more
Occurs from sea-level up to 2600 m in New Guinea, 300–900 m on Karkar I. In lowlands and... read more
Food and feeding
Very limited information. Takes fruits and seeds in trees, occasionally coming to the ground to drink during dry weather. Stomachs have... read more
Few data on seasonality, but a nestling and a juvenile obtained in Oct. Two ground nests were found on a steep hill near Wau; some... read more
Apparently resident; vagrant to Watom I (off NE New Britain), where M. mackinlayi is the... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Very few data available, but species seems to be fairly common in much of mainland New Guinea, especially in hills and mountains, though rare on... read more
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