French: Carillonneur à nuque rousse German: Oliv-Haubendickkopf Spanish: Silbador nuquirrufo
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
A. r. rufinucha
(P. L. Sclater, 1874) – Vogelkop (Tamrau Mts, Arfak Mts), in NW New Guinea.
A. r. niveifrons
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1930) – mountains of W, C & N New Guinea (Wandammen, Fakfak, Weyland, and Nassau E to Kubor and Bismarck Ranges, also Foja Mts, Bewani Mts, Torricelli Mts and Adelbert Mts).
A. r. lochmia
(Mayr, 1931) – Huon Peninsula (Saruwaged Mts), in NE New Guinea.
A. r. gamblei
(Rothschild, 1897) – Herzog Mts and mountains of SE New Guinea.
16·5–18 cm; 38–42 g. Nominate race has head and hindneck grey, rufous nape patch; upperparts dull yellowish-olive, flight-feathers blackish-brown, edged... read more
Song of clear ringing whistles or upslurs, either alternating between notes or repeated... read more
Mountain forest and secondary growth; 1200–3600 m, mainly 1400–2600 m.
Food and feeding
Insects; also worms, and fruit. Credited locally with ability to take large prey. Frequents ground and understorey. Forages extensively on... read more
Nests with eggs in early Jun and late Dec, with eggs and young in mid-Oct and with young in early Dec, juveniles seen in late Mar to mid-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not uncommon. Can appear to be uncommon or scarce, as it is fairly shy and infrequently seen.
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