French: Égothèle montagnard German: Bergschwalm Spanish: Egotelo montano
P. L. Sclater
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. albertisi
P. L. Sclater, 1874 – Arfak Owlet-nightjar – Arfak Mts of Vogelkop, in NW New Guinea.
A. a. wondiwoi
Mayr & Rand, 1936 – Mt Wondiwoi, in Wandammen Peninsula (S Geelvink Bay, in NW New Guinea).
A. a. salvadorii
E. J. O. Hartert, 1892 – Mountain Owlet-nightjar – locally from Weyland Mts E to SE New Guinea.
18–20 cm; 36–40 g. Variable, and can be virtually indistinguishable from A. archboldi. Likewise, has a rufous morph and a brown morph connected by... read more
Call consists of 3 mournful whistles, each of them downslurred or at constant pitch. Series of... read more
Mostly forests on mountains, extending to forest edges, gardens and tree-fern savanna. Altitudinal... read more
Food and feeding
Gut contents of specimens and other data show that diet consists mainly of insects (mostly Coleoptera, also Lepidoptera, Diptera and... read more
Few data on season; birds in breeding condition in Jun and Sept, eggs in Aug and Nov, and a nestling in Apr or May. Only 2 nests have been... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Race salvadorii is apparently common in at least parts of its range. The small numbers of specimens known for the other two subspecies may... read more
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