Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Usually treated as conspecific with S. saturata, but differs in having main cryptic colour pattern a shade darker (virtually black) brown and a shade richer orange-brown (ns); feathers of underparts individually broader (judged by eye), allowing broader dark barring to appear more regular and organized, and, because of stronger colours, also rather bolder (2); white on underparts cleaner, and more extensive both across and down belly (2); buffy white on chin much more restricted owing to wedge of cryptic plumage running up to base of bill, creating a whitish malar effect (2); sometimes white above loral line in front of eye (ns); longer bill and tarsus (effect size for tarsus 1.8; score 1). Monotypic.
Mountains of New Guinea.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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