French: Écorceur caronculé German: Lappenpflugschnabel Spanish: Silbador picoarado
Mount Maneao, south-east New Guinea
C & E New Guinea from Weyland Mts E to Owen Stanley Range in SE.
12·5–14 cm; 19–22 g. Distinctive, with deep bill laterally compressed, upper mandible hooked. Male has top of head and upperparts ochraceous olive, more... read more
Includes thin level whistle, series of c. 6 alternately rising and falling whistles, and repeated... read more
Forest and adjoining areas with dense regrowth, mainly at 1950–2850 m, locally down to 1250 m... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages from understorey to middle stage, to c. 10 m, particularly in thickets of climbing bamboo. Gleans prey from surfaces of... read more
Juveniles in May and late Jun and female in breeding condition in Jul, indicative of breeding during both wet and dry seasons. Incubation... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Central Papuan Mountains EBA. Rare to uncommon in most of range; locally fairly common in SE.
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