French: Miro montagnard German: Bergwaldschnäpper Spanish: Petroica montañesa
Other common names: Alpine Robin, Cloudforest Robin, Mountain Robin
Petroeca [sic] bivittata
De Vis, 1897,
Mount Scratchley, 12,200 feet [c. 3720 m], south-east New Guinea.
Two subspecies recognized
Subspecies and Distribution
P. b. caudata
Rand, 1940 – Nassau Range and Oranje Range, in WC New Guinea.
P. b. bivittata
De Vis, 1897 – EC & SE New Guinea: Central Highlands (Mt Hagen, Mt Giluwe and Lamende Range), and Wharton and Owen Stanley Ranges (Mt Albert Edward, Mt Scratchley, Mt Knutsford, Mt Victoria, Mt Thumb); also, probably this race, Huon Peninsula#R.
11·5 cm. Nominate male has head, neck and upperparts black, small white forehead patch; remiges and greater upperwing-coverts brownish-black, lesser and median... read more
Song a loud, deliberate “dad dad dad dad”.
High mountain forest, subalpine shrubland, and ecotone between subalpine forest and alpine... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages in canopy (c. 75% of observations) and in middle storey (c. 25%). Prey captured almost entirely by aerial flycatching.
Eggs grey-brown with grey-brown spots, 22–24 × 15·8–17·8 mm. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. Uncommon. Poorly known species.
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