French: Grande Pseudobrève German: Nebelpittaschnäpper Spanish: Petroica terrestre grande
Mount Owen Stanley, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
A. s. occidentalis
Rand, 1940 – Oranje Mts, in C New Guinea.
A. s. sclateriana
De Vis, 1892 – mountains of NE & SE New Guinea (Huon Peninsula#R, Mt Albert Edward, English Peaks, Mt Scratchley, Mt Kenevi, Mt Suckling).
20 cm. Nominate race has crown and upperparts dark olive-brown, side of head warm brown, loral area light grey, eyering pale buff; wing dark brown, remiges and wing-coverts... read more
Little precise information available, but includes loud 3-note whistle, and sharp, scolding alarm... read more
High mountain forest, at c. 2800–3720 m.
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), also spiders (Araneae). Terrestrial; forages on forest floor.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. Locally fairly common, but elsewhere scarce or rare. Quite cryptic in behaviour,... read more
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