Previously considered conspecific with T. pompadora. Within this group, present species differs from T. affinis on account of its green (not maroon) shoulder patch (3); paler grey crown (1); much brighter yellow rump (2); mainly whitish undertail-coverts (ns); and much larger size (at least 1) (male tail 102–107 vs 84–88#R). It differs from T. phayrei by its grey vs red iris (2); whitish vs rusty undertail-coverts (3); green vs chestnut shoulder patch (3); more yellow in wing (ns); much yellower rump (ns); and lack of orange-yellow breast-patch (ns); and from T. pompadora by its paler and more extensive grey crown with no yellow forehead (3); green vs maroon shoulder patch (3); more yellow in wing (2); and yellower rump (ns). Proposed race andamanicus (South Andaman I) may merit recognition#R. Monotypic.
Coco Is (off S Myanmar), Andaman Is and Nicobar Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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