Closely related to G. striata and G. placida; all three have sometimes been considered conspecific, but songs are distinctly different. Specific name sometimes erroneously spelt maugei (or maugea); problem arose from dual original spelling, from which Temminck selected maugeus#R. Plumage varies clinally; somewhat darker and more heavily barred birds on Tanimbar and Kai Is, described as race audacis, represent extreme E end of cline#R. Monotypic.
Lesser Sundas from Sumbawa E to Tanimbar Is, and SE Moluccas (Tayandu Is and Kai Is). Present also, presumably as feral population, on Tukangbesi Is (Tomea), off SE Sulawesi.
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Status and conservation
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