French: Pachycare nain German: Goldstirnhuscher Spanish: Silbador enano
A. B. Meyer
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. flavogriseum
(A. B. Meyer, 1874) – Vogelkop (Arfak Mts, Tamrau Mts) and Wandammen Mts, in W New Guinea.
P. f. subaurantium
Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1911 – C New Guinea in Weyland Mts, S slopes of Nassau Mts, Oranje Mts and Victor Emanuel Mts E probably to Mt Karimui.
P. f. randi
Gilliard, 1961 – Idenburg R, in N New Guinea.
P. f. lecroyae
Beehler & Prawiradilaga, 2010 – mountains of N New Guinea (Bewani Mts, Torricelli Mts).
P. f. subpallidum
E. J. O. Hartert, 1930 – New Guinea E & SE from Sepik Mts, Huon Peninsula (Saruwaged Mts), Herzog Mts and, in S, Eastern Highlands (probably from Okasa).
13 cm; 14–19 g. Male nominate race has crown and hindneck light bluish-grey, separated by black stripe from bright yellow forehead, broad supercilium and ear-coverts;... read more
Song is variations on loud upslurred whistle of 2 (sometimes 3–4) notes, “wheep wheep... read more
Hill and lower montane forest, also neighbouring secondary growth; often in thicker vegetation,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and spiders (Araneae). Forages in outer foliage, about equally in lower and middle storeys, occasionally in higher storey. Gleans... read more
Males with enlarged testes in Aug, and laying female in early Oct; egg found in mid-Jun, and nestlings in late Nov. Nest built by both... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common in upper part of altitudinal range; much less so at lower elevations.
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