French: Acanthize de Nouvelle-Guinée German: Papuadornschnabel Spanish: Acantiza papú
Other common names:
Mount Scratchley, 12,200 feet [c. 3720 m], south-east New Guinea
Mountains of New Guinea from Snow Mts E to Owen Stanley Range.
9–10 cm. Small, pale-eyed drab thornbill. Head and upperparts are brownish-olive, forehead indistinctly mottled lighter (feathers having dark tips and pale bases);... read more
Song a series of pairs of notes, first higher-pitched than second. Squeaky, slightly raspy but... read more
High-altitude montane forest and forest edge, rarely as low as c. 1930 m, and commonest above 2500... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insectivorous; will visit flowering trees, but uncertain whether for insects or to exploit nectar. Seeds, fruit and flowers found... read more
Largely unknown. Nest domed, with side entrance, located in forest tree; two young in Oct were fed by three adults, which suggests that co-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. Fairly common but local species of high altitudes. The remote and inaccessible... read more
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