Manawatu, North Island, New Zealand.
Sometimes placed in genus Nettion. Usually treated (along with A. albogularis, which see for specific differentiation) as conspecific with A. gibberifrons, but recent trend to accord it species status#R accepted here on basis of its lack of a bulbous forehead (3); slightly darker crown contrasting more with paler face (1); slightly whiter, less marked chin and throat (1); distinct pattern of downy young, with different head pattern and anterior underparts colour (2)#R. Extinct taxon †remissa of Rennell I, in S Solomons, appears undiagnosable. Monotypic.
New Guinea, Australia E to Vanuatu and New Caledonia, and New Zealand. Possibly sympatric with A. gibberifrons on islands W of New Guinea.
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