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Alternative names: Canary Flycatcher; Montane Flycatcher; Papuan Flycatcher

Photo by mehdhalaouate
Arfak Mountains, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2014
Microeca papuana


11·5–13 cm

  • Yellowish olive-green upperparts and face
  • Olive-brown remiges


Southeast Asia: Indonesia
Australasia: New Guinea, Melanesia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Montane forests, forest edges and clearings, at heights around 1800–2500 m, lower in some areas.



Their diet consists almost entirely of insects, which includes beetles and weevils.


In the Arfak mountains in the Vogelkop this species breed between September and October. During this period nests with one to 2 eggs and parents birds feeding chicks have been seen.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
  4. BF Member observations

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