Fan-tailed Berrypecker (Melanocharis versteri) - HBW 13, p. 336
Other common names: Verster’s Berrypecker
versteri Finsch, 1876, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Birds of this species present on Mt Bosavi and in Torricelli Range of undetermined race, but presumed to belong with virago. Individuals from higher elevations notably larger than those from lower altitudes, but this is not considered taxonomically significant. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- versteri (Finsch, 1876) - mountains of Vogelkop, in NW New Guinea.
- meeki (Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1911) - mountains of WC & C New Guinea from Weyland Mts E to Hindenburg Range.
- virago (Stresemann, 1923) - mountains of N, EC & NE New Guinea, including Cyclops Mts, Torricelli Range, and Sepik Mts E to Huon Peninsula.
- maculiceps (De Vis, 1898) - mountains of SE New Guinea, including Herzog Mts.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male moving to the top of a bush then flying away Locality Kumul Lodge, Mount Hagen, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Keith Blomerley 17 August 2008 5 years ago 14 sec 3.7
A male feeding on fruit next to a building Locality Kumul Lodge, Mount Hagen, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Keith Blomerley 20 August 2008 5 years ago 23 sec 3.3
A female feeding on berries Locality Kumul Lodge, Mount Hagen, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Keith Blomerley 17 August 2008 5 years ago 26 sec 3.3
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