Pachycephala rufinucha Sclater, 1874, New Guinea, mountains of Vogelkop. Five subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Siffleur а nuque rousse; German: Rotnacken-Dickkopf; Spanish: Chiflador de Nuca Rufa.
6.5–7 in (16.5–18 cm); 0.03–0.09 lb (37.5–42.5 g). Gray crown with rufous nape, yellow throat, and olive-brown upperparts.
New Guinea from 3,960 to 11,880 ft (1,200 to 3,600 m), mainly 4,600–8,500 ft (1,400–2,600 m); A. r. rufinucha: northwest New Guinea; A. r. niveifrons: west and central New Guinea; A. r. gamblei: southeast New Guinea; A. r. prasinonota: Herzog Mountains, northeast New Guinea; A. r. lochmia: Huon Peninsula, northeast New Guinea.
Mountain forest and secondary growth.
Sedentary. Spends most of its time on the ground or in low vegetation, sometimes moving to higher elevations in the forest.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Eats mainly insects and small invertebrates, also fruit.
Two white eggs with dark markings laid in a deep cup nest of moss, ferns, and rootlets, usually placed low in a sapling, sometimes in a higher site.
Not threatened. Moderately common but relatively secretive.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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