This species is known from the Hellwig and Wichmann Mountains near Lake Habbema, and in the vicinity of Doorman River, in central Papua, Indonesia, at 2,200-3,000m asl. It is possibly more widespread.
Habitat and Ecology
This is presumably a montane forest species that breeds by direct development.
There is no recent information available on the population status of this species.
There is no information available on specific threats to this species, but it occurs in a very remote area.
The extent of occurrence, habitat requirements and current population status need to be documented for this species. It is not known from any protected areas.
Stephen Richards, Djoko Iskandar 2004. Oxydactyla brevicrus. In: IUCN 2013