French: Zostérops mitré German: Arfakbrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos de las Arfak
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Mountains of W & C New Guinea (Tamrau, Arfak, Fakfak, Wandammen Mts, Foja Mts, W Central Ranges, Cyclops Mts and North Coastal Range).
9·5–11 cm; 10·8 g. Male nominate race has forehead, lores and a streak under eyering black, black extending over anterior part of crown and merging with... read more
Flock call a wheezy, whistled "tyew" note, repeated, drier than calls of other mainland... read more
Montane forest, second growth, isolated shrubs in mid-mountain grasslands (e.g. in highly... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit and insects. Gregarious. Moves about among twigs and branches in canopy and middle storey in relatively compact, quickly moving noisy... read more
Dec. Nest a basin-shaped, slightly oval structure composed mainly of dried stems of plants, lightly woven, and partly covered externally... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to scarce. Locally one of the most common bird species, together with Mountain Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus trivirgatus), at c. 1500 m... read more
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