French: Ptilorrhoa tacheté German: Bergwaldflöter Spanish: Zordala moteada
P. L. Sclater, 1874,
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Seven subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. leucosticta
(P. L. Sclater, 1874) – mountains of Vogelkop, in NW New Guinea.
P. l. mayri
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1930) – Wandammen Mts, S of Geelvink Bay (NW New Guinea).
P. l. centralis
(Mayr, 1936) – Weyland Mts, Nassau Range and Oranje Range, E possibly to Star Mts (WC New Guinea).
P. l. sibilans
(Mayr, 1931) – Cyclops Mts and (perhaps this race) Foja Mts, on N coast of New Guinea.
P. l. menawa
(Diamond, 1969) – Bewani Mts (Mt Menawa), in C North Coastal Range of New Guinea.
P. l. amabilis
(Mayr, 1931) – Saruwaged Mts, in Huon Peninsula (NE New Guinea).
P. l. loriae
(Salvadori, 1896) – Mt Hagen and Schraderberg E through mountains of SE New Guinea.
20 cm; 49–51 g. Nominate race has crown and nape dark chestnut, lores and chin black; narrow black stripe down centre of throat, broadening on upper breast into... read more
Song a level series of 7–30 short, low, bell-like whistles. Alarm call a squeaky rasping and... read more
Mountain forest at c. 1200–2700 m; overlaps with P. castanonota at 1200–1450 m.
Food and feeding
Insects and other small invertebrates, also small frogs; occasionally small fruit. Terrestrial; forages by turning over leaves while... read more
Nests with eggs in late Sept and mid-Oct and nestlings in mid-Aug and early Oct, indicating breeding during latter half of dry season, at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not uncommon, but infrequently seen.
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