Yellow-bellied Longbill (Toxorhamphus novaeguineae) - HBW 13, p. 338
French: Toxoramphe à ventre jaune
Spanish: Picudo Ventrigualdo
Other common names: Green-crowned/Canary/New Guinea Longbill, Canary Bowbill/False-sunbird
Taxonomy: Cinnyris NovaeGuineae Lesson, 1827, Manokwari, north-west New Guinea.
Genus was in the past usually included within the honeyeater family (Meliphagidae), but DNA studies indicate that it belongs with present family. Present species and T. poliopterus form a species pair, the two replacing each other altitudinally, with only marginal overlap. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- novaeguineae (Lesson, 1827) - West Papuan Is (Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, Misool), Yapen I (in Geelvink Bay) and N & W mainland New Guinea (E to Astrolabe Bay and Ramu R and, in S, to Etna Bay).
- flaviventris (Rothschild & E. J. O. Hartert, 1911) - Aru Is, and S New Guinea from Utakwa E to Lakekamu R.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A dorsal view of a perched bird looking around. Locality Kwatu Lodge, Western Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea (ssp novaeguineae)
Paul Clarke 3 June 2013 50 weeks ago 16 sec 3.6
A bird preening in a tree Locality Elevala River, Kiunga, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Keith Blomerley 27 August 2008 5 years ago 25 sec 3.6
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