French: Talégalle de Bruijn German: Braunbrust-Buschhuhn Spanish: Talégalo de la Waigeo
Other common names:
Waigeo, off north-west New Guinea
Waigeo I, to NW of New Guinea.
41–46 cm. Dull brown but greyer on upperparts and more chestnut-brown on breast, with olive-greyish flanks and undertail-coverts, and pinkish to salmon-coloured naked... read more
Normally silent, but two call types described: a short, weak to explosive clucking note,... read more
Evergreen, stunted cloudforest (canopy mainly 7–12 m) with many epiphytes and ferns, and a... read more
Food and feeding
No information available; young male apparently foraged for seeds.
Until very recently, completely unknown, but now confirmed to be mound builder; mound practically identical in size and shape to that of... read more
No information available. Presumably sedentary, but occasionally appears at low elevations up to c... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Mace Lande: possibly Endangered. Total population estimated at just c. 980 mature individuals; suspected to be declining due to logging, fires, hunting and... read more
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