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Poecilodryas brachyura


14–15 cm (5½-6 in)

  • Black crown and head sides
  • Long white supercilium
  • Dark grey upperparts


South-east Asia: found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • P. b. brachyura:
  • Western New Guinea (Vogelkop, Wandammen and Weyland mountains)
  • P. b. albotaeniata:
  • P. b. dumasi:


Lowland and foothill forests up to heights around 650 m.



Their diet consists mostly of insects, generally caught on the wing.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved February 2016)

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