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Chiming Wedgebill
Psophodes occidentalis
Spotted Jewel-babbler
Ptilorrhoa leucosticta
  (Sclater, PL, 1874)
Blue Jewel-babbler
Ptilorrhoa caerulescens
IOC 8.2

Spotted Jewel-babbler
Ptilorrhoa leucosticta leucosticta
Wn Parotia site, Mingre town, Arfaks, West Papua - 2017-08-11
© Marcel Holyoak

Field guides

Plate/page: 292

Gregory, P.
Birds of New Guinea including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville

Plate/page: 64

Thane, K. P. and Beehler, M. B.
Birds of New Guinea Second Edition


  • Ptilorrhoa leucosticta: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016.
  • Ptilorrhoa leucosticta: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2018. IOC World Bird List (v 8.2). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Thane, K. P. and Beehler, M. B.: Birds of New Guinea Second Edition; Princeton University Press, 2015; ISBN:0-691-09563-9
  • Gregory, P.: Birds of New Guinea including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville; Lynx Edicions, May 2017; ISBN:8-494-18927-1
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Perching Birds
    Family Whipbirds, Jewel-babblers and Quail-thrushes
    Genus Ptilorrhoa
    Species Spotted Jewel-babbler
    (Sclater, PL, 1874)

      leucosticta (Sclater, PL, 1874)
    Vogelkop (nw New Guinea)
      mayri (Hartert, 1930)
    Wandammen Mts. (w New Guinea)
      centralis (Mayr, 1936)
    wc New Guinea
      sibilans (Mayr, 1931)
    Cyclops Mts. (n New Guinea)
      menawa (Diamond, 1969)
    coastal n New Guinea
      amabilis (Mayr, 1931)
    Huon Pen. (ne New Guinea)
      loriae (Salvadori, 1896)
    se New Guinea
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    AU : New Guinea
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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