French: Petite Pseudobrève German: Zwergpittaschnäpper Spanish: Petroica terrestre chica
Mount Arfak, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
A. i. incerta
(Salvadori, 1876) – Arfak Mts, in NW New Guinea.
A. i. olivascentior
E. J. O. Hartert, 1930 – Wandammen Mts, Foja Mts, C North Coastal Range (Torricelli Mts) and mountains of C New Guinea E to Mt Karimui and perhaps to Aseki area of Morobe Province.
A. i. brevicauda
(De Vis, 1894) – mountains of Huon Peninsula and SE New Guinea.
14–15 cm; 30–31 g. Nominate race has crown and upperparts deep brown to rufous-brown, whitish spot on side of forehead, brown side of head; wing dusky brown,... read more
Song described as a light breezy whistle of several notes; single individual produces two different... read more
Montane forest, mainly at 1200–2750 m; down to 900 m in Araucaria forest.
Food and feeding
Insects. Feeds on forest floor, making short runs interspersed with brief stops to glean; foraging pattern likened to that of a plover (... read more
Nest with single egg in mid-Oct and nest with hatching egg in early Jan; juvenile in Dec. Nest an open cup composed primarily of moss, with... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to rare and local, although has been found to be locally common.
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