French: Rhagologue maillé German: Beerenvogel Spanish: Silbador moteado
Other common names:
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
R. l. leucostigma
(Salvadori, 1876) – Vogelkop (Tamrau Mts, Arfak Mts), in NW New Guinea.
R. l. novus
Rand, 1940 – Weyland Mts and Nassau Range (Utakwa R), in W New Guinea.
R. l. obscurus
Rand, 1940 – mountains of C & SE New Guinea (E from Idenburg R and, on S slope, from Mt Goliath) and of Huon Peninsula.
15–16·5 cm; 24–29 g. Male nominate race has forehead and crown grey, feathers broadly edged olive, forehead with whitish spots, remainder of crown with pale shaft... read more
Song a loud series of varied notes, similar to that of a Turdus thrush.
Lower montane forest, occasionally secondary growth; 820–2550 m, mainly above 1500 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Berries (to at least 9 mm in diameter), sometimes insects. Found usually in lower and middle storeys, sometimes in... read more
Male with enlarged testes in Jul. Nest a cup of tendrils with some moss, external diameter c. 13–14 cm, external depth c. 10–11... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly known. Apparently usually uncommon, but inconspicuous and easily missed; may be fairly common locally.
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