J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
Cochinchina; error = Java.
Previously considered conspecific with C. moluccensis and, earlier, also with C. jerdoni and C. kinabaluensis. Split from C. moluccensis is recent, and based on being genetically rather distinct#R; also differs morphologically from moluccensis by its (in male) greater amount of yellow (slightly orange-tinged) on breast below black ‘bib’ but greatly reduced yellow at side of ‘bib’ and on lower face (2); no yellow on any part of the crown (3); much more turquoise-green, less royal blue wingpanel (2); and (in female) generally more distinct turquoise-green throat contrasting with yellow-green underparts (a few females of some other taxa have a turquoise-green suffusion on the throat) (ns). The name nigricollis, long used for Javan birds, has no designated type or type locality, and therefore no formal taxonomic standing#R; in addition, its original description does not fit at all well with present species. Monotypic.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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