Fairly closely related to M. momota (and those species until recently considered conspecific), and sometimes treated as a well-marked highland race thereof, but notable differences in size and plumage, as well as in ecology and vocalizations, justify its separation from all other members of the group as a full species#R: larger size (effect size for wing 2.46, score 2); strong vs barely discernible pale turquoise fleck at end of ear-coverts (2); no black tips on racquets (2); different voice#R (at least 2). Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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