French: Piquebaie strié German: Streifenbeerenpicker Spanish: Picabayas estriado
Moroka, Owen Stanley Range, south-east New Guinea.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. axillaris
(Mayr, 1931) – W & WC New Guinea (Weyland Mts and Snow Mts).
M. s. striativentris
Salvadori, 1894 – mountains of EC & SE New Guinea.
M. s. chrysocome
(Mayr, 1931) – mountains of Huon Peninsula, in NE New Guinea.
12·7–14 cm. Medium-sized dull-coloured berrypecker lacking distinct male plumage. Male nominate race is olive-green above, outer rectrices with well-concealed... read more
Little known. A scratchy “schree schree schree”, supposedly harsher than similar sounds... read more
Forest, forest edge and secondary growth in mountains, from c. 1150 m to 2300 m, rarely as low as... read more
Food and feeding
Few data. Known to take small berries. Frequents shrubs and middle levels of habitat. Quite a secretive species, easily overlooked or... read more
Poorly known. Nests have been found in Dec in SE New Guinea. Nest a cup-shaped structure, similar to that of M. nigra but larger... read more
Poorly understood. Has been suggested as being locally nomadic, as it seems to be absent from some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Mostly uncommon to rare; described as common to abundant in a few areas. Has wide, albeit patchy, distribution, and seemingly absent from many areas... read more
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