Wild Dog Range, Whiteman Mountains, central New Britain; altitude 5200+ feet [c.1585 m].
Formerly placed in Cichlornis. Until recently treated as conspecific with M. llaneae, M. turipavae and M. whitneyi, but differs from first two in characters given under those species and from M. whitneyi by its broader, longer, blacker mask, encompassing eye and extending to rear ear-coverts (2); longer, thicker tarsus (allow 2); shallower and less curved culmen (1); less graduated tail (1); and dark brown vs black legs (1). Monotypic.
New Britain (Whiteman Mts), in Bismarck Archipelago.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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