E. J. O. Hartert, 1897,
Repok Mountains, above 3500 feet [c. 1100 m], Flores.
Probably closest to O. balli and O. spilocephalus; comprehensive analysis of morphological characters (short rounded ear-tufts, long auricular filaments, triangular white spots forming collar, unstreaked plumage, unbanded tail, heavily feathered tarsi with distal third bare, wing formula, and yellow bill, feet and claws) demonstrates closeness to latter#R. Recently treated as a rufous morph of race albiventris of O. magicus, but morphology clearly demonstrates its distinctness and validity as a species. Monotypic.
Flores I, in Lesser Sundas.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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