G. R. Gray, 1858,
One of several taxa recently split from R. rufiventris#R (which see). Differs from all other taxa in that complex by various characters in unique combination: bold white supercilium; white throat; pale grey breastband with very indistinct white streaks; pale tan belly to vent; buffy tips of tail; and brownish-grey upperparts. Differs in particular from geographically closest representative of rufiventris complex, R. cinerea, in its bold white supercilium (3); much more diffuse, paler breastband (3); pale tan vs white belly (ns); buffy vs very slight white tail tips (3); and browner upperparts (1). Differs from morphologically closest representative, nominate R. isura, in its bold white supercilium (3); much more diffusely streaked breastband (2); buffy vs large white tail tips (3); browner upperparts (ns); and rather larger size (allow 1). Two subspecies recognized.
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