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Caligavis subfrenata

Lichenostomus subfrenatus


20·5–22 cm (8-8¾ in)

  • Black crown and upper throat
  • White patch at side of neck
  • Greyish upperparts
  • Green flight feathers


Asia and Australasia
Southeast Asia: Indonesia
Australasia: Papua New Guinea, Melanesia


Formerly placed in the genus Lichenostomus.


There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • C. s. subfrenata:
  • C. s. melanolaema:
  • C. s. utakwensis:
  • C. s. salvadorii:


Primary montane forest and forest edges.



Their main diet consists of nectar, insects and fruit, mainly foraging in the canopy.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2017)

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