Black Sittella (Daphoenositta miranda) - HBW 12, p. 641
French: Néositte noire
Spanish: Neosita Negra
Other common names: Pink-faced Sittella/Nuthatch, Wonder/Mountain Tree-runner
Taxonomy: Daphoenositta miranda De Vis, 1897, Mount Scratchley, south-east New Guinea.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- frontalis van Oort, 1910 - Snow Mts, in WC New Guinea.
- kuboriensis Mayr & Gilliard, 1952 - Central Highlands (Kubor Range and Mt Giluwe), in EC New Guinea.
- miranda De Vis, 1897 - mountains of SE New Guinea (Mt Tafa, Mt Scratchley and Mt Albert Edward).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Quite noisy as they move around, often calling in flight as well Locality Lake Habbema, West Papua (Indonesia), New Guinea
Phil Gregory 13 June 2015 2 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
Calls given both at rest and in flight, this was a flock of 12 that went quite quickly by in the dense shrubbery below the grass Locality 7-corners, Tari Valley, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Phil Gregory 22 April 2014 1 year ago 4