A. Newton, 1863,
Until recently, considered conspecific with C. maillardi, which differs on account of significantly smaller size (wing 355 mm vs 410 mm#R; at least 1) yet with longer claws and middle toe#R (at least 1) (2); in male, head or at least cheek black vs with blackish-and-whitish streaks (2); in male, flight-feathers unbarred and tail with subterminal dark band vs flight-feathers with two narrow bars, tail with four (2); in female, wings uniformly dark brown vs pale brownish-grey with dark streaking on coverts and barring on wings (3); white rump on male and barred rump on female vs barred rump on male and white rump on female (ns). Monotypic.
Madagascar and Comoro Is; in latter, probably only a very rare visitor to Maore (Mayotte)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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