Sydney, New South Wales.
Closely related to M. rufipennis, M. emiliana, M. tenuirostris, M. magna and M. amboinensis, and all six sometimes considered conspecific; various other combinations proposed with present species normally considered to be closest to M. magna and M. amboinensis; species limits poorly understood. Despite recent trend to unite present species with M. amboinensis#R#R#R, the split is maintained here on basis of significant differences in size, plumage and apparently voice; further study required on degree of convergence in N Australia (race quinkan) and of vocal distinctiveness of many subspecies within complex; whole complex may be in need of extensive revision. Three subspecies tentatively recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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