Ning Po, China.
Analysis of mtDNA suggests that this species is closest to C. nigrorufus#R, the two being sister-taxa#R. Has sometimes been treated as conspecific with C. andamanensis. Kangean Is race often spelt kangeanensis, but correct original spelling is kangeangensis; race anonymus sometimes misspelt as anonymous. Birds from Peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Palawan sometimes placed together in a separate subspecies, eurycercus. Some authors#R have suggested that race parroti be awarded species status on account of voice and distinctive juvenile plumages (indicating that the difference between sinensis and parroti is not in mantle colour as illustrated in HBW); same authors note also that voice of bubutus is very distinctive. All taxa, however, are here retained in C. sinensis until further research sheds light on vocal differences, although kangeangensis is notable for having all black in plumage replaced by pale buff-brown (in two different morphs). Six subspecies recognized.
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