Berrypeckers and Longbills (Melanocharitidae)

Mid-mountain Berrypecker (Melanocharis longicauda) - HBW 13, p. 335

French: Piquebaie à longue queue German: Gelbbüschel-Beerenpicker Spanish: Picabayas Colilargo
Other common names: Lemon-breasted/Yellow-bellied Berrypecker, Long-tailed (Black) Berrypecker

Taxonomy: Melanocharis longicauda Salvadori, 1876, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Five subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • longicauda Salvadori, 1876 - NW New Guinea (Vogelkop and Wandammen Mts).
  • chloris Stresemann & Paludan, 1934 - WC & SW New Guinea.
  • umbrosa Rand, 1941 - NC New Guinea around R Idenburg.

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  • longicauda Salvadori, 1876 - NW New Guinea (Vogelkop and Wandammen Mts).
  • chloris Stresemann & Paludan, 1934 - WC & SW New Guinea.
  • umbrosa Rand, 1941 - NC New Guinea around R Idenburg.
  • captata Mayr, 1931 - mountains of C & NE New Guinea, including Huon Peninsula.
  • orientalis Mayr, 1931 - mountains of SE New Guinea.
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