French: Carillonneur brun German: Braun-Haubendickkopf Spanish: Pitohuí crestado
Other common names:
#R, Mount Morait, north Vogelkop, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
O. c. cristatus
(Salvadori, 1875) – NW & W New Guinea: mountains of Vogelkop and Onin Peninsula, Weyland Mts and Nassau Mts.
O. c. arthuri
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1930) – N & C New Guinea E to Sepik Mts in N and Karimui area of Chimbu Province in S; Cyclops Mts; S Trans-Fly region (mouth of Fly R and Oriomo R area).
O. c. kodonophonos
(Mayr, 1931) – SE New Guinea E from L Kutubu.
25–26 cm; 78–111 g. Nominate race has crown, hindneck and upper part of face dark olive-rufous, long crest of same colour reaching to nape when lying flat, lower... read more
Song a long series of bell-like notes, beginning slowly, increasing in speed while slowly dropping... read more
Primary rainforest, mainly in foothills, adjacent lowlands and hills to 1300 m, locally to lowlands... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages mainly on ground, sometimes in trees, particularly in middle levels. Joins mixed-species foraging flocks.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely distributed and locally fairly common; elsewhere scarce. Markedly shy, with consequent lack of observations; true level of abundance probably... read more
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