Horsfield and F. Moore, 1854,
May be conspecific with C. esculenta; race natalis of latter sometimes placed in present species. Race dodgei recently proposed for species level on basis of genetic distance and “significant” size disjunction from nominate linchi#R, but genetic comparison failed to sample other races although ripleyi sits between dodgei and linchi morphometrically and, arguably, geographically; moreover, sources of DNA only assumed to be from dodgei, and sample size for dodgei morphometrics only 3. Proposed race plesseni (from Nusa Penida, off SE Bali) currently included in nominate linchi; however, geographical position of Nusa Penida makes it far more likely that these birds are of same race as those on Bali and Lombok, in which case name plesseni (described in 1941) would have priority over dedii; type of plesseni apparently not available when dedii was described#R. Older name for species C. fucivora is a nomen oblitum. Four subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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