Poecilodryas sigillata De Vis, 1890, southeastern New Guinea.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: White-winged thicket-flycatcher; French: Miro б ailes blanches; German: Spiegeldickichtschnдpper; Spanish: Tordo Australiano de Alas Blancas.
5.7 in (14.5 cm); c. 0.6 oz (16 g). All black with white on secondaries.
Central ranges of New Guinea and the mountains of Huon Peninsula. Four subspecies.
Mid-montane and subalpine forests and adjacent shrubs, between 6,500 and 12,000 ft (2,150–3,900 m) elevation.
Tame; found singly, in pairs, or small family groups. Perches on mossy branches. Song is comprised of trilling and piping notes that rise and fall. Metallic notes and sharp alarm call.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Gleans and snatches from branches, trunks, and the ground for insects. Also takes some fruit.
Breeds from September to January. Bulky nest is made of green moss, dried fern, and rootlets, placed in a tree fork. Clutch is comprised of a single, light-olive-colored egg, sparsely marked with brown.
Not threatened. Common in its habitat.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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