French: Piquebaie à grand bec German: Fleckenbeerenpicker Spanish: Picabayas piquigrueso
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
R. c. crassirostris
Salvadori, 1876 – NW & W New Guinea (Vogelkop and Snow Mts E to Oranje Range and Strickland Gorge; also, possibly this form, Foja Mts#R).
R. c. interposita
Mees, 1964 – Mt Antares, in Star Mts; possibly present also in Hindenburg Range#R.
11–12 cm; 18 g. Distinctive berrypecker with peculiar long, stout bill and a narrow squared-off tail; striking sexual plumage dimorphism. Male nominate race is olive-... read more
Very little information. Reported vocalizations include a fast, sibilant, “sucked-in”,... read more
Montane forest and forest edge, sometimes extending into nearby secondary growth and native gardens... read more
Food and feeding
Very poorly known. Takes berries and small fruits, such as figs (Ficus), and gleans arthropods from foliage and epiphytes.... read more
No information available.
Presumed to be resident; possibly some local wandering in association with fruiting or flowering of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Appears to be at best very uncommon, and is both seldom seen and poorly known. Occurs at low density. Considered unlikely to be at... read more
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