Buff-faced Scrubwren (Sericornis perspicillatus) - HBW 12, p. 587
French: Séricorne fardé
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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map