Thornbills (Acanthizidae)

Buff-faced Scrubwren (Sericornis perspicillatus) - HBW 12, p. 587

French: Séricorne fardé German: Brillensericornis Spanish: Sedosito Caricanela
Other common names: Buff-faced Sericornis; Black-and-green Scrubwren (“S. nigroviridis”)

Taxonomy: Sericornis perspicillata Salvadori, 1896, Moroka, south-eastern New Guinea.
Forms a species pair with closely related S. rufescens. Form described as S. nigroviridis (dark olive-green, with dull blackish-grey on head to breast and central belly, some grey tips on upper throat) based on a single specimen from near Wau (SE New Guinea), believed to be almost certainly a melanistic individual of present species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Mountains of N, C, E & SE New Guinea: Gauttier Mts, Bewani Mts and Adelbert Mts, C ranges E from Weyland Mts, Mt Bosavi, also mountains in Huon Peninsula and SE ranges.

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