The Perplexing Scrubwren
) is a bird species
. Placed in the family Pardalotidae
in the Sibley-Ahlquist taxonomy
, this has met with opposition and indeed is now known to be wrong; they rather belong to the independent family Acanthizidae
It is found in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.