north-west New Guinea.
Usually considered conspecific with L. leucosticta, and these two have sometimes been separated in Mayrimunia, on basis of vocal characters. SE birds sometimes separated as race bigilalei (lacks black bar on upper rump, longest uppertail-coverts brown, not black, underparts lighter brown, flanks spotted white and buff), but apparently of hybrid origin; herein included in calaminoros, pending clarification; name bigilalei originally spelt bigilalae but emended to masculine termination, as explicitly named “after [Mr] Il[a]iah Bigilale”. Umboi birds included here in calaminoros, but may represent an undescribed taxon. Three subspecies recognized.
Also, in NC Western Province of C New Guinea (race unknown).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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