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Daphoenositta papuensis



Endemic to New Guinea


Six subspecies recognized:

  • D. p. papuensis in western New Guinea (Arfak Mountains)
  • D. p. wahgiensis in Mount Hagen Region, New Guinea
  • D. p. toxopeusi in northwestern New Guinea (Snow Mountains)
  • D. p. intermedia in Nassau Mountains, New Guinea
  • D. p. alba in the central mountains of New Guinea
  • D. p. albifrons in southeast New Guinea

Sometimes considered conspecific with Varied Sittella.



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