Port Essington, Northern Territory, Australia.
Suggestions that populations from E Australia are intermediate between present species and R. modestus are not supported by any studies. No significant regional variation in plumage and size; proposed races apsleyi (Melville I) and broomei (Napier Broome Bay, in Kimberley Division) insufficiently distinct. Monotypic.
N Western Australia (Kimberley Division), Melville I and Top End of Northern Territory E to S Gulf of Carpentaria and N & E Queensland (Cape York Peninsula S to Atherton, and S on E coast to Rockhampton).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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