E. L. Layard, 1854,
Gillymalle, Sri Lanka.
Until recently, considered a subspecies in the C. lucidus group of taxa (C. guttacristatus, C. stricklandi, C. strictus, C. erythrocephalus, C. haematribon, C. lucidus and C. xanthocephalus). Differs from C. guttacristatus in having crimson vs golden upperparts (3), yellow vs black bill (3), much weaker postocular superciliary stripe (reduced to spots) (2), and weaker supramoustachial line (ns)#R#R. Monotypic.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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