Hitherto considered conspecific with D. obiensis but differs in its pinkish-white vs grey-pink breast (2); paler rusty belly to vent (subscore 1), black underwing coverts (subscore 2) (total score 3); grey-pink vs pinkish-rufous hindcrown, nape and upper neck-sides (2). Also closely related to D. rufigaster and D. finschii, and all four sometimes considered conspecific. Monotypic.
N Moluccas on Morotai, Halmahera, Ternate, Kasiruta and Bacan.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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