P. L. Sclater, 1879,
Birds from Karimui, in Eastern Highlands, with underparts greyish-orange to dark buff (rather than white), described as race gajduseki, but birds with similar coloration found in other parts of New Guinea, and presence or absence of dark markings on side of breast and flanks shows similar local variability; birds with dark buff breast, from Urimo, on Sepik Plains, proposed as race sepikensis, but no specimen preserved and photograph indicates underparts of same colour as in gajduseki, while white-bellied birds also seen in same zone. Form sepikensis provisionally included in mayri and gajduseki within wahgiensis. Three subspecies currently recognized.
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Status and conservation
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