Hitherto considered conspecific with D. leucotos, but differs from morphologically and geographically closest form D. l. namiyei in its larger overall size, expressed by longer bill and wings (bill 40.5 vs 35.5, wing 158.5 vs 147, but n=2 for namiyei#R; allow 2); much less white in wings and tail (2); buffier face, chin and throat (1); black (vs black-and-buffy-white-streaked) lower breast sides and flanks, forming a more complete or complete breastband (3); paler (flame-scarlet vs crimson) crown of male (ns); dull flame-red vs pinkish belly and vent (ns). Monotypic.
Amami-Oshima (N Ryukyu Is).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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