Grand Comoro Island; error = Mohéli.
Until recently considered conspecific with C. madagascarinus, but differs (in female) in its all violet-blue crown to basal tail vs more turquoise-blue crown shading to strong turquoise-green mantle to basal tail (3); pale blue, white-streaked head sides with no (or vestigial) black vs rich turquoise-blue head sides with black lores, ocular area and chin (3); pure pinkish-buff vs duller, usually grey-tinged buff underparts (1); (in male) in greatly reduced black around eye and on chin (ns) and richer blue upperparts (ns); and (in both sexes) slightly larger size indicated by rather longer bill (at least 1); voices similar, but that of present species seems to be somewhat more varied, with some notes which are less grating (at least 1). Two subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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