French: Miro à dos vert German: Grünrücken-Dickichtschnäpper Spanish: Petroica dorsiverde
A. B. Meyer
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, 3550 feet [c. 1080 m], north-west New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
P. h. hattamensis
(A. B. Meyer, 1874) – Vogelkop (Tamrau Mts, Arfak Mts), in NW New Guinea.
P. h. ernesti
E. J. O. Hartert, 1930 – W New Guinea (Wandammen Mts).
P. h. insularis
Diamond, 1985 – Yapen I, in Geelvink Bay.
P. h. axillaris
Mayr, 1931 – WC New Guinea (Gauttier, Weyland, Nassau and Oranje Mts).
P. h. lecroyae
Boles, 1989 – Mt Sisa, in Southern Highlands Province (E New Guinea).
15 cm; 33–35 g. Nominate race has crown, hindneck and side of head to below eye grey, lores white, back olive-green, uppertail-coverts rusty brown; flight-feathers dark... read more
Includes 3 progressively higher upslurred buzzy notes, usually followed by 2 higher notes at one... read more
Hill forest and lower montane forest, mainly at 760–1650 m, locally to 2000 m. Where... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages in low substage and on ground, particularly in areas with abundant ferns and tall herbs.
Uncompleted nest found: composed of moss, placed c. 0·5 m from ground and well hidden in bend of liana. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in West Papuan Highlands EBA, North Papuan Mountains EBA, Central Papuan Mountains EBA and Yapen Secondary Area.... read more
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