Recent genetic studies#R#R suggest that this species may be sister to C. corone, the pair being closest to C. brachyrhynchos and C. caurinus. Has alternatively been known as C. torquatus; in principle, that name is preoccupied but recent debate centres on the questionable availability of the supposed senior homonym. Monotypic.
Lowland C, E & SE China from S Gansu and Shaanxi E to Liaoning, Hebei and Shandong, S to Sichuan, Yunnan, Hainan, Guangdong, and Fujian (including small island of Kinmen, off Fujian), and Vietnam (lowland E Tonkin S to C Annam).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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