This species from New Guinea occurs in the central mountain ranges of eastern Papua (Indonesia) and western Papua New Guinea, at 1,280-2,000m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
No data are available, but it presumably lives on the floor in tropical rainforest, but has also been found in rural gardens and other degraded areas as well. It presumably breeds by direct development.
It appears to be very uncommon and is hard to find.
Very little information is available, but it appears to be adaptable to secondary habitats.
The distribution needs to be documented more adequately, and the population status needs to be assessed. It occurs in the Kikori Integrated Conservation and Development Project Area.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern since, although its currently known Extent of Occurrence is less than 20,000 km2, it occurs in an area of extensive, suitable habitat which appears not to be under significant threat, it has a presumed large population, and it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Stephen Richards, David Price 2004. Xenorhina parkerorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T58048A11722034. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T58048A11722034.en .Downloaded on 20 November 2018