Northern Mariana Islands.
Hitherto considered conspecific with T. pelewensis and T. reichenbachii. Considered to be closely related to T. chloris and T. enigma, but recent genetic study found that this species and T. reichenbachii are sequentially sister to T. recurvirostris, whereas T. pelewensis alone occupies a wholly separate clade#R. Form miyakoensis, supposedly from Miyako-jima (S Ryukyu Is), previously treated as a full species, but now considered invalid; no evidence that it was collected on Miyako-jima rather than Guam#R. Monotypic.
Guam (S Northern Marianas). Extinct in the wild after introduction of brown tree-snake Boiga irregularis; birds kept in captivity, and reintroduction project planned.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!