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Pachycephalopsis hattamensis


15 cm

  • Grey head
  • White lores
  • Olive-green back
  • Reddish-brown undertail coverts


'Southeast Asia: Indonesia
Australasia: New Guinea (endemic), Papua New Guinea, Melanesia (endemic)



There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • P. h. hattamensis:
  • North-western New Guinea (Tamrau and Arfak mountains)
  • P. h. ernesti:
  • P. h. axillaris:
  • P. h. insularis:
  • P. h. lecroyae:


Forests, generally at heights around 760–1650 m, though locally higher.



Mostly a ground feeder in areas of ferns and tall herbiage. Their diet consisting mostly of insects.


  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)

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