This species is known only from Mount Sisa, at 2,000m asl, in Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea.
Habitat and Ecology
It has only been found in primary forest, calling from exposed positions on litter on the forest floor, and presumably breeds by direct development.
It is a relatively low density species.
There is no information on threats to this species, though the one area in which it has been found is reasonably secure from disturbance.
It occurs in the Kikori integrated conservation and development project area.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient since it has only recently been discovered, and there is still very little information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
Stephen Richards, Rainer Günther 2004. Hylophorbus richardsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T57826A11690118. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T57826A11690118.en .Downloaded on 21 February 2019