Orthonyx Novae Guineae
A. B. Meyer, 1874,
Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Formerly considered conspecific with O. temminckii, but genetic studies indicate that it is closer to O. spaldingii#R#R. Differs from O. temminckii in its much narrower strip of white from chin to belly in male (2); altogether darker plumage in male on crown, head sides to flanks and back to tail (2); smaller size (but size varies with subspecies and samples variable and few; ns); and very different voice, with much lower-pitched notes (first harmonic) (4), and phrases of basically one note repeated (4)#R. Genetic analysis also suggests that nominate race may be a separate species from dorsalis and victorianus, but limited evidence indicates that voices are similar; last two races often merged. Racial identity of population recently found in EC New Guinea (Tari area, in Southern Highlands Province) unknown. Three subspecies recognized.
Also (race unknown) in Tari area of EC New Guinea.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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