Family Whipbirds and Wedgebills (Psophodidae)

Data Deficient

Papuan Whipbird (Androphobus viridis)


French: Androphobe vert German: Grünwippflöter Spanish: Zordala papú

Androphilus viridis

Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert

, 1911,

Mount Goliath, Oranje Range, Irian Jaya, New Guinea




Mountains of C New Guinea: Weyland Mts, Nassau Range (L Habbema–Ibele R region), Oranje Range (Mt Goliath) and Southern Highlands Province (Tari Gap).

Descriptive notes

16·5 cm. Male has top of head and upperparts dark green, side of head black, white malar streak; remiges dusky grey, upperwing-coverts dark green, tail dark green; chin,... read more


No information.


Mountain forest at 1400–2800 m.

Food and feeding

Insects and other arthropods. Frequents ground or “branch in contact with ground”.


No information.


Probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. Restricted-range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. Very poorly known; apparently rare, but this... read more

Recommended citation

Boles, W. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Papuan Whipbird (Androphobus viridis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 24 May 2019).