French: Diamant des montagnes German: Bergamadine Spanish: Diamante montano
Mount Scratchley, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
O. f. pallidus
Rand, 1940 – Oranje and Hindenburg Mts, in New Guinea.
O. f. hagenensis
Mayr & Gilliard, 1954 – Central Highlands, in E New Guinea.
O. f. fuliginosus
(De Vis, 1897) – mountains of SE New Guinea.
13 cm; 17·2-20 g. Male nominate race has crown grey-brown, nape to back and upperwing dark olive-brown, rump and uppertail-coverts red, tail brownish-black; throat and... read more
A mewing, rising "huwee"; when disturbed, utters repeated explosive "pit".
High mountains, montane forest and forest edge near alpine grassland, mixed forest of southern... read more
Food and feeding
Grass seeds; also fruit and insects. Feeds in thick stands of grass, in bamboo and on ground. Forages in pairs and in small groups.... read more
Nest with young in mid-Apr, and mummified nestling found in Dec in nest disused for no more than several weeks; nest-building observed in... read more
No information; presumed resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. Poorly known species. Thought to be not uncommon, but very unobtrusive; probably... read more
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