De Vis, 1898,
Wharton Range, south-east New Guinea.
See P. erythropleura. Has been considered conspecific with P. guisei, but the two occur sympatrically (with mutually exclusive altitudinal ranges) over at least 560 km in E New Guinea. Also sympatric (and with broad altitudinal overlap) with P. erythropleura over distance of at least 400 km in W New Guinea. Race praedicta perhaps inseparable from nominate#R. Proposed race lorentzi (Hellwig Mts, in Oranje Range) inseparable from nominate. Birds from Wissel Lakes area (between Weyland Mts and Snow Mts) have been separated as race incerta, but validity uncertain; may represent a hybrid between nominate race and P. erythropleura dammermani. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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