French: Toxoramphe à ventre jaune German: Gelbbauch-Pfriemschnabel Spanish: Picudo ventrigualdo
Other common names:
Manokwari, north-west New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
T. n. novaeguineae
(Lesson, 1827) – West Papuan Is (Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, Misool), Yapen I (in Geelvink Bay) and N & W mainland New Guinea (E to Astrolabe Bay and Ramu R and, in S, to Etna Bay).
T. n. flaviventris
(Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1911) – Aru Is, and S New Guinea from Utakwa E to Lakekamu R.
12·5 cm. A small passerine with a strongly decurved long dark bill. Nominate race is olive-green above, outer tail feathers with narrow whitish terminal margins (not... read more
Vocal, heard more often than seen. Song, one of characteristic sounds of lowland forests, a sweet,... read more
Lowland forest, hill forest and monsoon forest with abundant vines, also secondary growth if still... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous, and also takes nectar, but dietary details not known. Very active, constantly moving from perch to perch; responds to... read more
A nest, with adult sitting on it, recorded in Oct 2014 at Madang (Papua New Guinea). Also seen apparently on territory at Kiunga (Western... read more
Resident, but some local movements may occur; in Western Province, has been found rarely near... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. A fairly common to common species, although frequently elusive; perhaps more numerous than it may appear. Occupies a wide range, and considered not... read more
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