French: Acanthize gris German: Weißbürzel-Dornschnabel Spanish: Acantiza gris
Other common names:
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop, New Guinea
Vogelkop (Arfak Mts) and C, E & SE mountain ranges of New Guinea; perhaps also Foja Mts#R.
9 cm. A small grey-and-white gerygone. Plumage is ashy grey above, slightly browner on upperwing and tail; tail has indistinct blackish subterminal band; clean white below,... read more
Song a pleasing slow, thin, descending series, very similar to that of G. ruficollis; also... read more
Upper montane forest and forest edge, mostly from 2000 m to tree-line, at c. 2800 m; sometimes... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous, but no details known. Frequently found in small parties of 2–10 individuals with scrubwrens (Sericornis) and... read more
Resident; some wandering to lower levels at times, but no regular movement reported.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common in higher mountains, but distribution patchy; not so common as G. ruficollis. As much of this species’ habitat lies in... read more
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