S. Müller and Schlegel, 1845,
Manokwari, north-west New Guinea.
Hitherto considered conspecific with P. sordida and P. rosenbergii, but differs from P. rosenbergii in characters given under that species and from P. sordida in its lack (or virtual lack) of white wing patch (a character, however, shared by P. s. forsteni, hence ns); blue on sides of belly (2); darker green plumage (1); short urgent song sounding like four notes, “wdíp-wdíp”, vs sedate, lower-pitched, richer two-note “wip wip” (4). Proposed race hebetior (Karkar I, off NE New Guinea) apparently averages slightly darker, but falls within variation of nominate#R and is thus included therein. Three subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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