Sometimes considered conspecific with either T. pompadora or T. curvirostra, perhaps most closely allied to latter. Other proposed races include pulverulentus (Java, Bali) included in nominate, dehaani (Muna and Butung) and goodsoni (Tukangbesi Is) in wallacei, and ada (Kalaotoa and Madu) in pallidior. Authorship and date of specific name have been much debated, but Gray’s identical name lacks any form of description and is a nomen nudum, leaving Bonaparte’s 1857 publication as the earliest valid description of the taxon, predating that of Wallace#R#R. Five subspecies currently recognized.
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