Crown Prince Range 5000 ft. (1525 m), central Bougainville Island, North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea, approximately 6°19’ S, 155°30’ E.
Until recently treated as conspecific with M. grosvenori, M. turipavae and M. whitneyi, but differs from all these forms by its lesser wing-coverts markedly scalloped with cinnamon-rufous (2); black vs dark brown tail (2); non-disintegrated tail tips and tail shafts not stiffened (3); lower breast and abdomen shading into dull brown vs remaining tawny-rufous (2). Monotypic.
Bougainville I (Crown Prince Range, in C of island, possibly also Mt Balbi, in N).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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