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Alternative name: Black-bibbed Robin
Disambiguation: The name Black-throated Robin is also used for the Asian species Luscinia obscura

Photo by dandsblair
Kumul, Papua New Guinea, May 2012
Poecilodryas albonotata


18–19 cm (7-7½ in)

  • Bluish-grey overall plumage
  • Black face patch and throat
  • Grey legs and feet


Photo by Xenospiza
Tari Gap, Papua New Guinea

New Guinea.



There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • P. a. albonotata:
  • P. a. griseiventris:
  • P. a. correcta:
  • New Guinea (mountains of Huon Peninsula and south-eastern peninsula)


Montane forests at heights around 1800–2750 m.



They feed mainly on insects, generally foraging at higher levels, though sometimes descend to 6 m from the ground.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2017)

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