French: Gérygone à cou brun German: Baumfarngerygone Spanish: Gerigón pechipardo
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop, New Guinea.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. r. ruficollis
Salvadori, 1876 – NW New Guinea (Arfak Mts); perhaps this race in Fakfak Mts#R.
G. r. insperata
De Vis, 1892 – C mountain ranges of New Guinea E to Owen Stanley Range, also Foja Mts and Huon Peninsula.
9–10 cm. Has crown, side of head and upperparts brown, narrow whitish eyering; upperwing blackish, pale edgings on secondaries; tail blackish, conspicuous white... read more
Song very evocative and distinctive, a delightful high-pitched, mournful, slow, unevenly descending... read more
Primary forest, forest edges, gardens, secondary growth, casuarinas (Casuarina) in... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous, but no details available. Forages singly, in pairs or in small family groups. Feeds actively, mostly at middle levels, but... read more
Poorly known. Recorded in both wet and dry seasons; nest seen in Oct, nest- building in Dec, food-carrying adults in Jan, and juveniles... read more
Resident, but may make local movements in response to drought; became very scarce around Ambua in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Quite common in mid-montane region, occurring over huge area of remote and inaccessible habitat in New Guinea. Distinctive song often the first... read more
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