Ambon; error = Timor.
Described race degener (from Flores) considered inseparable from nominate. Birds on Atauro I (between Wetar and Timor) of uncertain racial identity, provisionally placed in nominate. Moreover, plumage variation clinal, male dullest in W of range (Sumbawa and Flores), grading through C (Lembata and Alor) and becoming brighter in E (Semau and Timor), and most richly coloured on Wetar, where female also brightest. Race exquisitus possibly represents E end of cline, but differs in having heavier bill. Two subspecies recognized.
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