French: Miro à gorge noire German: Schwarzkehlschnäpper Spanish: Petroica gorjinegra
Other common names: Black-bibbed Robin
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. a. albonotata
(Salvadori, 1875) – N Vogelkop (Tamrau Mts, Arfak Mts), in NW New Guinea.
P. a. griseiventris
(Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1913) – C New Guinea from Weyland Mts, Wissel Lakes district and Snow Mts E to Central Highlands.
P. a. correcta
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1930) – mountains of Huon Peninsula and SE New Guinea (E from Aseki area).
18–19 cm; 38–43 g. Nominate race has crown and upperparts deep blue-grey, side of forehead to ear-coverts black; upperwing blackish-brown, outer webs of remiges... read more
Song 2–4 high-pitched, thin, drawn-out upslurs or downslurs. Also a ringing note typical of... read more
Mountain forest and secondary growth, mainly at c. 1800–2750 m, locally down to 1150 m.
Food and feeding
Insects. Frequents mainly higher levels, occasionally descending to lowers levels. In studies, found usually to forage 6–20 m from... read more
Female in breeding condition in late Sept, fledglings being fed in mid-Feb and juveniles seen in Feb and late Nov, indicating breeding in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely distributed, but considered to be generally uncommon.
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