Variously treated as conspecific with H. spencei and/or H. amethysticollis, but differs from latter in its much smaller green frons set in blackish vs moss-green crown and head sides (3); much narrower but much whiter breastband (2); much more iridescent green lower breastband (2); more uniformly green central belly with little, if any, buff mottling (ns). One case of hybridization between present species and Heliodoxa leadbeateri recorded. Proposed taxon dubius, known only from two trade skins, may be a melanistic form of present species. Three subspecies recognized.
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