“Nova Hollandia” = Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Sometimes considered conspecific with A. melanotis, but differs in its dull greenish vs blackish submoustachial area, chin and ear-coverts (3); dark-grey-edged green vs bold black-and-pale (tan, grey) scalloping on crown (3); pale greyish vs strong whitish postocular and circumauricular feathering (2); smaller pale centres of feathers of underparts (ns). Considerably larger than closest neighbour A. melanotis maculosus, but New Guinea birds roughly similar in size. Recent genetic and morphological study#R strongly supports treatment as separate species. Monotypic.
Coastal E Australia from SE Queensland (Dawes Range area) S to SE New South Wales (to area due E of about Canberra).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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