French: Polochion de Meyer German: Zwerglederkopf Spanish: Filemón de Meyer
Rubi, Geelvink Bay, north-west New Guinea
Widespread in New Guinea from Bomberai Peninsula (Fakfak Mts and Kumawa Mts), and E from head of Geelvink Bay and, in S, E from Fly R.
22 cm; male 53–58 g, female 46–54 g. Small, rather drab and nondescript friarbird with proportionately long, moderately heavy and slightly decurved bill... read more
At times calls loudly for long periods from exposed perch high in tree. Advertising call is a short... read more
Rainforest, forest edge, swamp-forest, tall and dense secondary growth and other disturbed areas,... read more
Food and feeding
Fruit, nectar and insects. Mainly in upper canopy, at times descending to upper levels of middle stage or lower in dense secondary growth.... read more
One clutch of 2 eggs (described). No other information.
Few data. Resident at Brown R, in S New Guinea; may move locally from hill forest to lower... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known. Considered generally common to abundant; e.g. abundant in Lakekamu Basin. Density in lowland rainforest near Brown R 0·2 birds... read more
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