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Greater ground robin

Greater ground robin
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Petroicidae
Genus: Amalocichla
A. sclateriana
Binomial name
Amalocichla sclateriana
De Vis, 1892

The greater ground robin (Amalocichla sclateriana) is a species of bird in the family Petroicidae. It is found in New Guinea.

Taxonomy and systematics

There are two recognised subspecies of the greater ground robin:[2]

  • A. s. sclateriana - The nominate subspecies, found in the mountains of the Huon Peninsula.
  • A. s. occidentalis - Found in the Oranje Mountains in central New Guinea. It has browner and more mottled underparts than the nominate subspecies does.[2][3]


It is the largest robin in New Guinea, at 20 cm (7.9 in) in length.[3]

Distribution and habitat

It is endemic to New Guinea. It is found at elevations of 2,500–3,900 m (8,200–12,800 ft).[3]

Behaviour and ecology


It feeds on invertebrates, such as beetles.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2017). "Amalocichla sclateriana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T22704757A118816385. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T22704757A118816385.en. Retrieved 15 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b Boles, Walter (4 March 2020). "Greater Ground-Robin (Amalocichla sclateriana)". Birds of the World.
  3. ^ a b c d Pratt & Beehler 2014, p. 487.

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