Cichlornis whitneyi turipavae
Cain and I. C. J. Galbraith, 1955,
Turipava, above 3500 feet [c. 1065 m], Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.
Until recently treated as conspecific with M. grosvenori, M. llaneae and M. whitneyi, but differs from M. llaneae in characters given under that species; from both M. grosvenori and M. whitneyi by its longer tail with notably elongate spine-tips (3); broad dark brown breast sides to lower flanks (2); darker, less rufous-tinged upperparts (1); and further from M. grosvenori by its much weaker facial mask (2); and sepia-tawny vs ochraceous-buff throat to breast (1); and from M. whitneyi by its slightly weaker mask (1). Monotypic.
Guadalcanal (Turipava), in SE Solomon Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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