Aegotheles albertisi Sclater, 1874, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea. Three subspecies.
OTHER COMMON NAMES
French: Йgothиle montagnard; German: Bergschwalm; Spanish: Egotelo montano.
7–8 in (18–20 cm); 0.9–1.5 oz (25–43 g). Rufous and brown morphs; intermediates also occur. Sexes are similar.
New Guinea mountains.
Montane forests, extending to edges.
Secretive, nocturnal, roosting in hollows during day.
FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET
Catches food on ground beneath forest canopy and in clearings, taking insects and earthworms.
Nests in hole in tree stump; clutch apparently a single white egg.
SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS
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