islands of Numfor and Biak, in Geelvink Bay.
Hitherto treated as a race of P. solomonensis but differs on account of its broad white lower border and outer edges to yellow breastband (vs all-yellow breastband) (3); mauve-purple belly patch clearly separated from breastband (connected in all other forms) by a narrow belt of the green that flanks the mauve (2); stronger emerald-green “hood” from nape around upper breast, a distinctly greener shade than the green of the back, wings and belly (2); no small indigo spots on upperparts (ns); dark purplish preocular spot (or loral spot) vs paler purplish preocular area extending to above eye in solomonensis races ocularis and bistictus (larger area in other races, becoming fuller purplish cap in some) (ns); significantly shorter wing and smaller size (at least 1). Monotypic.
Islands of Numfor, Biak, Padaido (Traitor’s I) and Marai (near Yapen), in Geelvink Bay (NW New Guinea).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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