IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)

Distribution

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Range Description

Tanysiptera hydrocharis inhabits the Aru Islands and the Trans-Fly region of southern New Guinea (Papua, formerly Irian Jaya, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea) (Coates 1985, Beehler et al. 1986). It was not recorded during a month-long expedition to the Aru Islands (K.D. Bishop in litt. 1994, 1997, 1999) and there are recent records only from the Trans-Fly north of Kiunga (K.D. Bishop in litt. 1994, 1997, 1999, P. Gregory in litt. 1994, 1999, Richards and Rowland 1995) but it may occur throughout the Fly basin (B. Whitney in litt. 2000). It is uncommon to common north of Kiunga, where it is sympatric with Common Paradise-kingfisher T. galatea and White-tailed Paradise-kingfisher T. sylvia.

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