J. E. Gray, 1835,
Hybridizes with P. leucotis in E Afghanistan and N Pakistan (putative race humii represents a hybrid swarm) and often treated as conspecific, but differs morphologically, and hybridization zone is relatively abrupt. Form described as Molpastes magrathi is a hybrid between present species and race intermedius of P. cafer. Proposed race picru (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kashmir) poorly differentiated, based on clinal size difference, and appears untenable. Species name often spelt leucogenis; original description contained both spellings, but the two may or may not have appeared simultaneously; long-established leucogenys provisionally retained, pending further investigation#R. Monotypic.
E Afghanistan and Himalayas of N Pakistan E through Nepal to NE India (at least to R Dihang, in NE Arunachal Pradesh).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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