Quoy and Gaimard, 1830,
Carteret Harbor, New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago.
May form part of a species-group centred on N. squamipila (which see). Sometimes treated as monotypic, but race superior is clearly distinguishable in plumage, as well as being larger#R. Species sometimes referred to, erroneously, as N. solomonis. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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