Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop, New Guinea.
Until recently considered conspecific with P. maforensis and P. misoriensis (see both, below). Race makirensis was treated as a species in HBW and elsewhere#R, without clear justification. Evidence is accumulating that multiple species are represented within the present arrangement: races henrietta and waterstradti sing in short repeated phrases, while ceramensis and avicola sing with longer slurred notes and everetti looks and sounds very different#R; becki, bougainvillei, giulianettii and to a lesser extent nominate poliocephalus are characterized by a rapid, nervous delivery of short, spiky notes#R. Birds discovered on Taliabu (Sula Is) in Sept 1991 may represent a hitherto undescribed taxon. Comprehensive review involving molecular, acoustic and morphological evidence is needed. Eighteen subspecies currently recognized.
Undetermined race in Sula Is#R (off E Sulawesi).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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