Until recently, considered conspecific with L. atrovirens and L. moesta, but differs from latter in characters given under that species. Differs from former in its continuous broad white band through wing (formed by all-white greater wing-coverts and all-white outer vanes of secondaries and tertials) vs broken white bars and lines (formed by white tips of greater coverts and edges of outer vanes of secondaries and tertials) (3); dark ear-coverts in both sexes (3); dark green-black rump and uppertail-coverts (with white feathers largely concealed below) vs white rump with white-scaled uppertail-coverts in male, and female showing only slight whitish blur on rump and no scaled coverts (3); apparently unbarred underparts, browner upperparts and dull brown vs whitish ear-coverts in female (but constancy of this distinction requires checking); longer wing and tail (unscored as sample very small; but at least 1). Monotypic.
Biak I, in Geelvink Bay.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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