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Obscure Berrypecker

Melanocharis arfakiana (Finsch, 1900)

The Obscure Berrypecker (Melanocharis arfakiana) is a small passerine bird from the berrypecker family Melanocharitidae. It was described by the German ornithologist Friedrich Finsch based on a specimen collected on the island of New Guinea (to which the berrypecker family is endemic); collected in 1867 in the Arfak Mountains (now in Papua). Another specimen was collected in 1933 in the mountains (950–1000 m) northwest of Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea (BirdLife International 2006), these two specimens are the only confirmed records of the species. Unconfirmed sight records have been made in regions of New Guinea; these suggest that the species is not rare, and is a resident of disturbed forest, able to cope with human modification of its habitat. All these sightings were all made in the mountains (640-1,100 m), which is consistent with the range of the rest of the berrypeckers, only the Black Berrypecker has a lowland range (Beeher et al. 1986). Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Melanocharitidae
Genus:
  Melanocharis

Scientific:
  Melanocharis arfakiana

Citation:
  (Finsch, 1900)

Reference:
  NotesLeydenMus. 22 p.70

Protonym:
  Dicaeum arfakianum

Avibase ID:
  30AA9CB62B9A9F78

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/30AA9CB6

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 561030

Geographic range:

  • Melanocharis arfakiana: patchily distributed in central and eastern New Guinea
English:
Obscure Berrypecker
Czech:
sýkorčík tmavý
German:
Arfakbeerenpicker
Danish:
Arfakbærpikker
Spanish:
Picabayas Oscuro
Finnish:
papuanmarjastaja
French:
Piquebaie obscur
Italian:
Beccabacca oscuro
Japanese:
chairopapuahanadori
Japanese:
チャイロパプアハナドリ
Dutch:
Arfakbessenpikker
Norwegian:
Arfakbærfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Arfakbærfugl
Polish:
jagodziak ciemny
Russian:
Тёмный фруктоед
Slovak:
bobuliarka tmavá
Swedish:
gulnäbbad bärpickare
Ukrainian:
Фруктоїд оливковий
Chinese:
暗色啄果鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Obscure Berrypecker ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Obscure Berrypecker ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Obscure Berrypecker ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Obscure Berrypecker ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Piquebaie obscur ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Piquebaie obscur ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Clements 1st edition:
Obscure Berrypecker ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Clements 3rd edition:
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Clements 4th edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Obscure Berrypecker ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Obscure Berrypecker ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
James Lee Peters:
Melanocharis arfakiana
James Lee Peters (original):
Melanocharis arfakiana
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Melanocharis arfakiana
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Obscure Berrypecker ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Obscure Berrypecker ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Obscure Berrypecker ( Melanocharis arfakiana)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Melanocharis arfakiana
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Melanocharis arfakiana

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: picabaies olivaci
Czech: Kvetozob tmavý, sýkorčík tmavý
Danish: Arfakbærpikker
German: Arfak Beerenpicker, Arfakbeerenpicker
English: Arfak Berrypecker, Obscure Berrypecker
English (IOC): Obscure Berrypecker
Spanish: Cerezero Oscuro, Picabayas Oscuro
Spanish (Spain): Picabayas Oscuro
Spanish (HBW): Obscure Berrypecker
Estonian: helenokk-marjanäpp
Finnish: Papuanmarjastaja
French: Mélanocharis d'Arfak, Piquebaie obscur
Indonesian: Burungbuah Gelap, Burung-buah gelap
Italian: Beccabacca oscuro, Beccafrutti dell'Arfak
Japanese: chairopapuahanadori
Japanese: チャイロパプアハナドリ
Scientific: Dicaeum arfakianum, Melanocharis arfakiana
Lithuanian: Dulsvasis vaislesys
Dutch: Arfakbessenpikker, Arfak-bessenpikker
Norwegian Nynorsk: Arfakbærfugl
Norwegian: Arfakbærfugl
Polish: jagodziak ciemny
Russian: Тёмный фруктоед
Slovak: bobuliak tmavý, bobuliarka tmavá
Swedish: Arfakbärpickare, gulnäbbad bärpickare
Ukrainian: Фруктоїд оливковий
Chinese: 暗色啄果鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 暗色啄果鳥

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