French: Zostérops de Salvadori German: Neuguineabrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos carinegro
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. c. chrysolaemus
Salvadori, 1876 – mountains of Vogelkop (Tamrau Mts, Arfak Mts, Fakfak Mts), S watershed of New Guinea, and Herzog Mts E to Hydrographer Range.
Z. c. gregarius
Mayr, 1933 – NE New Guinea (Huon Peninsula).
Z. c. delicatulus
Sharpe, 1882 – S slopes of mountains of SE New Guinea (E to Milne Bay), and D’Entrecasteaux Is (Goodenough I, Fergusson I).
11 cm; 11–12 g. Adult nominate race has lower forehead and lores black, broad white eyering; upper forehead and crown to sides of neck, hindneck and upperparts green,... read more
Not well known. Gives distinctive loud warbling twitter of 4–5 (sometimes up to 12) notes on... read more
Hill forest and forest edge, locally town gardens (Wau); almost exclusively in mountains, at 500–... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and fruits; latter include berries and arillate fruits, of various figs (Ficus), Schefflera, Polyscias... read more
“Breeding individuals” in Oct and Nov, and laying females in E Huon Peninsula in late Dec and early Jan. No other information.
Little known. Probably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common. Population size not known, and population trends uncertain as impacts of habitat modification on this species are poorly... read more
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