St Aignan, Louisiade Archipelago.
Often placed in a species-group with D. pinon, D. melanochroa and D. mullerii; affinities have also been suggested between these species and the D. latrans complex. Hitherto considered conspecific with D. pinon, but differs from nominate pinon on account of its reduced (but not absent) white supraorbital ring (ns); pale grey-pink vs dove-grey crown (2); grey uppertail-coverts (2); and darker (and less pink) grey-pink upper body (mantle, breast and head except crown) and underparts, with no sharp demarcation between breast and belly (3). It differs from D. p. jobiensis in the first three characters listed above against D. p. pinon, plus lack of broad pale grey scaling on wing-coverts (3) and paler upper body (ns). Monotypic.
D’Entrecasteaux Is (Goodenough, Fergusson, Normanby) and Louisiade Archipelago (Misima, Tagula, Rossel).
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