Minahasa, north Sulawesi.
Previously placed in Bradypterus. Has been suggested as being closest to L. accentor, but that species has boldly spotted underparts and lacks supercilium; close relationship with L. caudata confirmed by DNA analysis, but L. accentor as yet unsampled#R. All three races reported to be vocally distinct (with geographical variation in song reported within Sulawesi populations) and have been separated specifically as a result#R; recognition as different subspecies groups based on this. A fourth taxon, as yet undescribed, was recently (2009) discovered on Taliabu (Sula Is); probably closely related to present species, and speculated also to merit species rank#R#R. Three subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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