A. B. Meyer, 1874,
Numfor and Biak.
Until recently included within M. freycinet; here considered a full species on basis of significantly smaller size (effect size for wing –2.68) than even smallest race of M. freycinet (2), more brightly coloured skin of head and neck (2), mainly red vs blackish-yellow or blackish-green legs (3), olive tinge to upperparts (1), and somewhat different relative proportions (ns)#R. Monotypic.
Islands in Geelvink Bay (Biak, Numfor, Mios Num), off NW New Guinea.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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