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Drymodes beccarii


Rufous-brown above and paler below, with a distinct dark vertical stripe from above the eye to the side of the throat. Black wings with broad white tips forming a prominent double wingbar.


New Guinea and the Aru Islands.


Three subspecies recognized:

  • D. b. beccarii in northwest New Guinea (Arfak and Wandammen mountains)
  • D. b. nigriceps in New Guinea (Cyclops Mountains and northern slope of Snow Mountains)
  • D. b. brevirostris in south and southeast New Guinea and Aru Islands

Formerly considered conspecific with Northern Scrub Robin.


Dense vegetation, typically including rainforest.


Diet includes invertebrates, collected by actively digging in dense leaf litter. It moves mostly by hopping.


  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. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.

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