Manokwari, New Guinea.
Race stictolaemus notably distinctive, with all-black bill (no horn-coloured underside of lower mandible) (1); black-stippled white throat (2); royal-blue belly with little or no white breastband (2); and broad zone of intergradation with nominate in Trans-Fly region (1). Race quadricolor also distinctive, by virtue of one major character (rufous vs royal-blue belly; score 3), but with intergradation with nominate on shores of Geelvink Bay (score 2). In both cases more research needed, particularly as the taxa appear to be rare; emphasis on vocal differences may be helpful. Three subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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