French: Séricorne fauve German: Braunrückenhuscher Spanish: Acantiza ratona
Other common names: Lowland Mouse-warbler
P. L. Sclater, 1858,
Lobo, Triton Bay, south-western New Guinea.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. m. capitalis
Stresemann & Paludan, 1932 – West Papuan Is (Waigeo, Batanta).
C. m. fumosa
Ripley, 1957 – Misool (S West Papuan Is).
C. m. murina
(P. L. Sclater, 1858) – Salawati (West Papuan Is) and Yapen I (in Geelvink Bay), and most of mainland New Guinea.
C. m. monacha
(G. R. Gray, 1858) – Aru Is.
C. m. pallida
Rand, 1938 – Trans-Fly lowlands of S New Guinea.
12 cm. A small, dull long-legged acanthizid; skulks on forest floor. Male nominate race has top of head black, upperparts, including upperwing and tail, dark olive-brown... read more
Vocal virtually throughout year, mostly in early morning and late afternoon (but can be heard at... read more
Primarily hill forest, from 460 m, occurring in lower mountains to c. 1700 m. Occupies a... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly known; arthropods eaten. Usually seen singly or in pairs; sometimes in parties of three or four individuals, probably family... read more
Poorly known. Eggs found in Sept and young in Jul. Nest domed, with side entrance, lined with vegetable fibres, one was in small hollow... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common and widespread in New Guinea, where its voice is one of the characteristic sounds of hill forest. Heard far more often than it is seen.... read more
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