P. L. Sclater, 1877,
Duke of York Island, Bismarck Archipelago.
Hitherto considered conspecific with A. beccarii, but here separated on account of rather dark brownish belly below pale grey breast vs greyer belly (with resultant dark brownish lower breastband) (2); dull dark chestnut vs dull dark green upperparts (3); the (darker) grey of crown and neck-sides extending onto mantle vs (green-shot) grey of crown and neck-sides cutting to dull dark green on mantle (2); white eyering much broader (ns); red vs purplish legs (fide labels in NHMUK) (ns). Affinities unclear: with A. beccarii may be most closely related to A. canifrons, and these three appear also to be related to the A. jobiensis complex; alternatively, may be related to A. sanctaecrucis and A. stairi, and more distantly to A. hoedtii and A. canifrons. Race masculinus often subsumed within nominate, but appears to merit recognition#R. Six subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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