When, in my » Review of the genus Rhipidura”, I was to decide what to make of the two specimens from Mount Arfak, described antea, p. 82, species 43, I believed them, on the authority of Dr. A. B. Meyer, to be specifically distinct from his R. cinnamomea. Our Arfak birds, as well as the specimens mentioned by Dr. Meyer as R. brachyrhyncha, , thus belonging neither to this latter species nor to the closely allied R. cinnamomea Meyer, nor being, in my mind, the females of R. atra Salvad., they were enregistered as a new species, which I named R. meyeri in honor of Dr. Meyer, who was the first to give a description of the bird and who only with some hesitation identified it with R. brachyrhyncha Schlegel.