Walden and E. L. Layard, 1872,
Until recently, considered a subspecies in the C. lucidus group of taxa (C. guttacristatus, C. stricklandi, C. strictus, C. erythrocephalus, C. haematribon, C. lucidus and C. xanthocephalus). Differs from C.haematribon in its all-yellow face (both sexes) (3), yellow crown (female) (3), brighter red crown (male), back and wings (1), less dense and contrasting spotting on throat (ns), pale (dirty flesh-coloured) legs (ns), and almost plain dull yellow underparts (ns); differs from C. lucidus in first two characters (yellow face and female crown) (6), plain yellow belly (2), and pale legs (ns)#R; differs from C. erythrocephalus in its red back (3), golden-yellow head sides (3), lack of blackish ear-covert spot (ns), yellow vs pinkish chin (ns), all-yellow crown and crest (female) (ns), and virtually plain all-yellow underparts (2). Monotypic.
C Philippines: Ticao, Masbate, Panay, Guimaras and Negros.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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