French: Échenilleur à longue queue German: Langschwanz-Raupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero encapuchado
Musgrave Range, 7000 to 9000 feet [c. 2130–2740 m], New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
C. l. grisea
Junge, 1939 – mountains of New Guinea from Snow Mts E to Huon Peninsula and Eastern Highlands Province.
C. l. longicauda
(De Vis, 1890) – mountains of SE New Guinea.
33 cm; 92–101 g. Distinctive, with grey and black plumage, very long tail. Male has head, neck, mantle, upper breast, alula, flight-feathers and tail black, head and... read more
Vocal; common call a loud, descending squeal, “jeer-jeer-jeer”, like that of a parrot (... read more
Tall, dense montane forest, mainly between 2100 m and 2800 m; locally or occasionally as low as... read more
Food and feeding
Eats mainly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and stick-insects (Phasmatidae); a little fruit also taken; small arboreal lizard... read more
Recorded in Jun and Oct. Nest a shallow cup of fine rootlets, with lichens on outside and small greenish leaves on inside, placed on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread; often scarce but locally fairly common in its restricted habitat.
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