Forms a species-pair with D. atratus. Until recently, generally treated as conspecific with D. analis, but separated#R by its bright red vs pale pink vent (2); less extensive white barring on tail (3); dark-streaked breast sides vs lightly spotted breast (2); dirty buff vs stony-buff underparts, notably on chin and throat (ns); larger size, with no overlap in measurements (expected score at least 2); different voice (expected score at least 2). Name of NW race sometimes spelt as westermanni, but correct original spelling is as given below. Described form humei (from Khasi Hills, in NE India) included in nominate. Two subspecies recognized.
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