Coromandel Coast, India.
Formerly placed in monospecific genus Dissoura. Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. microscelis but differs in having rear edge of black cap sharply demarcated from the white neck vs streaked white (2); facial skin naked and dull grey vs feathered blackish with white streaks at rear edge (3); tail shorter (191±9.05 vs 216±13.2, score 2); also tends to have paler, pinker legs. In past sometimes lumped with C. stormi on basis of specimens with faded colours, before great distinctiveness of latter recognized. Validity of race neglecta disputed; some doubt as to geographical limits of races in SE Asia. Two subspecies normally recognized.
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