IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Adult male dark brown above, head black, dull greyish brown below; eye- ring and iris red, long bill black with drooping tip. Female dark cinnamon above, headf dark grey- brown, breast and belly rufous buff and finely barred, lower breast cinnamon; iris dark brown with narrow cream outer ring. Juvenile cinnamon above, face pale grey and brown, eye- ring dark, iris dark brown. Race sanfordi female said to have breast greyer, contrasting with rufous belly; male undescribed. Voice: Loud, distinct trill, a descending series of evenly spaced notes, lasting 4 sec, and repeated at 5- sec intervals.


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Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea

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