This species is very widespread across northern New Guinea (both Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and a number of offshore islands, including Waigeo, Salawati, Batanta, Biak and Manus, and Fergusson and Normanby in the D'Entrecasteaux Islands. It occurs up to 1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits swampy forests and flooded grasslands, including disturbed habitats. It breeds in pools and swamps.
It is an abundant species.
There are unlikely to be any significant threats to this widely distributed species.
It occurs in some protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
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