French: Zostérops de Nouvelle-Guinée German: Papuabrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos papú
Other common names:
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. n. novaeguineae
Salvadori, 1878 – Arfak Mts and (race dubious) Kumawa Mts, in NW New Guinea.
Z. n. aruensis
Mees, 1953 – Aru Is.
Z. n. wuroi
Mayr & Rand, 1935 – Trans-Fly region from Bensbach R E to Fly R mouth, in lowland S New Guinea.
Z. n. magnirostris
Mees, 1955 – Awar, opposite Manam I, perhaps also lower parts of Adelbert Range, in NE New Guinea.
Z. n. oreophilus
Mayr, 1931 – Saruwaged Mts (Huon Peninsula), in NE New Guinea.
Z. n. wahgiensis
Mayr & Gilliard, 1951 – Wahgi Valley E to Okapa area, and surrounding mountains, Mt Wilhelm and Mt Orata (Eastern Highlands Province), in E New Guinea.
Z. n. crissalis
Sharpe, 1884 – mountains of SE New Guinea.
11 cm; 11–13·5 g. Nominate race has rather narrow white eyering, dark grey lores; top of head and upperparts dark yellowish olive-green; remiges and rectrices... read more
Song in Arfak Mts (nominate race) of several notes varying in pitch, followed by high-pitched note... read more
Rainforest, monsoon forest (Trans-Fly only) and edge, bushes of secondary growth, patches of... read more
Food and feeding
Stomach contents included spiders (Araneae), insects, fruits and seeds. Occurs in small to large parties of up to 50 or more individuals;... read more
Recorded in Aug, Sept, Dec–Jan and Apr. Nest a basin-shaped cup, externally c. 7 cm wide and 3·7–4·5 cm high,... read more
Probably nomadic, and absent from some breeding areas during parts of year. Commonly in flocks in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to very common.
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