Australasian Robins (Petroicidae)

Slaty Robin (Peneothello cyanus) - HBW 12, p. 475

French: Miro gris-bleu German: Graubauch-Dickichtschn├Ąpper Spanish: Petroica Azulada
Other common names: Blue-grey Robin, Slaty Robin-flycatcher/Thicket-flycatcher, Blue ­Flycatcher-robin

Taxonomy: Myiolestes ? cyanus Salvadori, 1874, Arfak Mountains, New Guinea.
Forms a species pair with P. cryptoleuca. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cyanus (Salvadori, 1874) - Vogelkop (Arfak Mts), in NW New Guinea.
  • atricapilla (E. J. O. Hartert & Paludan, 1934) - C & N New Guinea mountains E to Hindenburg Range.
  • subcyanea (De Vis, 1897) - mountains of E & SE New Guinea, including Adelbert Mts and Huon Peninsula.