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Subspecies leucops
Photo by mehdhalaouate
Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2014
Tregellasia leucops


11·5–14·5 cm

  • White loral spot
  • Black line from gape to eye
  • Dark ear coverts


Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Australia (occurs only in Queensland)



There are 10 subspecies[1]:

  • T. l. leucops: North-western New Guinea (mountains of Vogelkop Peninsula)
  • T. l. mayri: New Guinea (Wandammen and Weyland mountains)
  • T. l. nigroorbitalis: New Guinea (Nassau and Snow mountains)
  • T. l. heurni: New Guinea (Weyland Mts. and upper Mamberano River)
  • T. l. nigriceps: New Guinea (Victor Emanuel and Snow mountains)
  • T. l. melanogenys: Northern New Guinea (Cyclops Mountains to Aicora River)
  • T. l. wahgiensis: Mountains of eastern New Guinea
  • T. l. albifacies: Mountains of south-eastern New Guinea
  • T. l. auricularis: Lowlands of southern New Guinea (Orimo River region)
  • T. l. albigularis: Coastal north-eastern Queensland (Cape York to McIlwraith Range)


Moist lowland forests and montanes. Mainly oak and beech forests in New Guinea.



Their diet consists mostly of insects and small arthropods, supplemented by seeds.


  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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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