Lobo Bay, New Guinea.
Affinities uncertain, but genetic data suggest close to Chrysoena and P. melanospilus#R; in past, sometimes placed in a species-group with P. melanospilus, P. hyogastrus, P. granulifrons, P. iozonus and P. insolitus. Races probably represent no more than the extremes of a W–E size cline, and species may be better treated as monotypic. Often listed as P. nanus, based on a later emendation by Temminck himself, but this is an incorrect subsequent spelling. Two subspecies tentatively recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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