Lesser Ground-robin (Amalocichla incerta) - HBW 12, p. 467
French: Petite Pseudobrève
German: Kleine Pittadrossel
Spanish: Petroica Terrestre Chica
Other common names: Lesser New Guinea Thrush, Rusty Velvet-thrush, Dubious False-thrush
Taxonomy: Eupetes incertus Salvadori, 1876, Mount Arfak, New Guinea.
Relationships of genus uncertain; formerly placed with thrushes (Turdidae), and possibly does not belong with present family. Birds from Huon Peninsula usually assigned to race brevicauda, but may be closer to olivascentior. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- incerta (Salvadori, 1876) - Arfak Mts, in NW New Guinea.
- olivascentior E. J. O. Hartert, 1930 - C North Coastal Range (Torricelli Mts) and mountains of C New Guinea E to Mt Karimui and perhaps to Aseki area of Morobe Province.
- brevicauda (De Vis, 1894) - mountains of Huon Peninsula and SE New Guinea.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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singing Locality Ambua Lodge, Tari Valley, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Niels Poul Dreyer 20 July 1990 5 years ago 4.5
The bird was recorded calling mid-morning from the forest floor. Locality Tari, Tari Valley, Hela Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Sam Woods 20 September 2008 5 years ago 4.5