IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Small spinetail with large head, short square tail appearing rounded when spread, rectrix spines up to 1 mm beyond web, and distinct with shape which is hooked in outer wing, has bulging midwing and then pinches in at body. Very glossy plumage, balck with gree above, black tail and undertail-coverts, grey brown throat with reminders of underparts. Race buergesi has paler throat and relatively even white underparts.

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Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea

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