P. L. Sclater, 1869,
Sometimes treated as conspecific with M. dumontii#R. Shorter-tailed birds from SW Bismarcks (New Britain and Umboi) described as race giliau, and smaller birds from E Solomons (Guadalcanal and Malaita) as sanfordi; while those from SW Bismarcks appear to show moderately distinctive morphological traits compared with N Solomons populations (and giliau accepted by some authors#R), they are more closely similar to birds from New Guinea currently separated as M. dumontii, suggesting that treatment as separate species may not be justified; vocal analysis, however, indicates large differences between present species and M. dumontii#R. Monotypic.
Bismarck Archipelago and N & C Solomon Is (SE to Guadalcanal and Malaita).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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