This species occurs on the north coast of Papua (Indonesia) and Papua New Guinea, and central mountains of Papua New Guinea. It ranges up to 1,300m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It inhabits lowland and lower montane rainforest, and cleared areas such as small-scale subsistence farms around villages, where it calls from beneath the humus on the ground. It breeds by direct development.
It is not common anywhere, occurring at low densities.
It is unlikely to be threatened in view of its wide distribution and tolerance of habitat modification.
It is not known from any protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, Richard Zweifel 2004. Xenorhina rostrata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58036A11720824. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58036A11720824.en .Downloaded on 23 January 2019