coastal south-east Australia.
Often considered conspecific with C. argenteus (which see). Multilocus phylogenetic study#R indicates strong support for monophyly of present species, C. argenteus and C. mentalis (the “white-throated species group”), and the three have sometimes been separated in genus Bulestes; they may well be conspecific, but recent work#R supports their treatment as separate species. Nominate torquatus intergrades with leucopterus on W slopes of Great Dividing Range from S Queensland S to Otway Range, in Victoria. Three subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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