Has been considered distinct from congeners and thus treated as sole member of genus (austeni and tickelli then placed in Ptilolaemus). Birds from S Myanmar and Malay Peninsula sometimes separated as race carinatus and those from Borneo as minor, but neither seems sufficiently distinct. Monotypic.
Extreme S Myanmar and S Thailand S through Peninsular Malaysia (including Pinang I) to Sumatra, and N Natuna Is and Borneo.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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