Monarcha hebetior cervinicolor
Djaul Island, Bismarck Archipelago.
Until recently treated as conspecific with M. hebetior (which see) and hitherto with M. eichhorni. Differs from M. hebetior in its much larger size (mean male tail 77.3 mm vs 60.7#R; allow 3); and in female in pale grey vs blue-black crown and head sides (3); brighter rufous upperparts and tail (1); and greyer underparts (1). Differs from M. eichhorni in its larger size (mean male tail 77.3 mm vs 71.5#R; allow 2); and in female in its pale grey vs dark grey crown and head sides (2); white vs dull grey throat and breast, with greyish-white vs mid-grey belly (3); and brighter rufous upperparts and tail (1). Monotypic.
Djaul I, off NW New Ireland (Bismarck Archipelago).
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