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Heteromyias albispecularis

Identification

15–18 cm

  • Ash-grey head
  • White cheeks and throat
  • Olive-grey upperparts

Distribution

South-east Asia and Australasia
Indonesia (provinces of Papua and West Papua), and Papua New Guinea.

Taxonomy

Grey-headed Robin was formerly treated as subspecies of this species. Furthermore this species is also often placed in Poecilodryas[2]

Subspecies

Clements accepts five subspecies[1]:

  • H. a. albispecularis::
  • North-western New Guinea (Tamrau and Arfak mountains)
  • H. a. atricapilla:
  • North-eastern New Guinea (mountains of Huon Peninsula)
  • H. a. rothschildi:
  • H. a. centralis:
  • H. a. armiti:
  • Herzog Mountains and mountains of south-eastern New Guinea

Habitat

Montane forests generally at heights around 1700–2400 m, but locally can be seen up to 2600 m and as low as 850 m.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of insects, including beetles, ants and centipedes; with the addition of worms.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

Recommended Citation

External Links

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