French: Gralline papoue German: Bachmonarch Spanish: Grallina papú
#R, Arfak Mountains, north-western New Guinea
Hills and mountains of New Guinea.
c. 20 cm; male 40–41 g, female 38–40 g. Male has white line above eye, large white patch from ear-coverts down to side of neck; rest of head, upperparts to rump,... read more
Loud, penetrating, buzzy call notes "jjirrreee" or "bzzzeee", or series of... read more
Near small, fast-flowing streams in rainforest and open grassland, mainly between 400 m and 2300 m... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates; small lizards occasionally caught and eaten. Forages on ground, mostly at edges and on exposed rocks and gravels of streams... read more
Few observations. Nests recorded Jun–Jan, predominantly dry season. Nest cup-shaped, made from mud and rootlets, placed on branch of... read more
Very little information. Adults believed sedentary, juveniles presumably dispersive; some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common throughout most of range; perhaps locally uncommon, at least in E half of range. Distributed over large part of New Guinea in hill and... read more
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