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Range DescriptionZoothera talaseae is a very infrequently recorded species of Umboi, New Britain and Bougainville islands in Papua New Guinea. It has only been recorded once on Umboi, at 1,300 m (Diamond 1976), and from about four mountains between 580-1,430 m on New Britain (Coates 1990, G. Dutson pers. obs. 1997-1998, D.Gibbs verbally 1998). The subspecies atrigena of Bougainville, which may prove to be a separate species, is known only from the type-locality at 1,500 m in one region in the Crown Prince Range (Hadden 1981, Ripley and Hadden 1982). As with other Zoothera spp., it is a very secretive species and is likely to have been under-recorded. However, it does appear to have a moderately small total population size.