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Poecilodryas hypoleuca


13–15 cm (5-6 in)

  • White supercilium
  • White patch beneath eye
  • Black crown, head sides, upperparts and tail


Asia and Australasia:
Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Papuan Islands
Australasia: Island of New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, Melanesia



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • P. h. steini:
  • P. h. hypoleuca:
  • Western New Guinea to Port Moresby area and west Papuan islands
  • P. h. hermani:
  • Northern New Guinea (Mamberamo River to upper Watut River)


Rainforests and local secondary forests.



Their main diet consist of insects, gleaned in the understorey, occasionally up to 15 m above ground.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2017)

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