Until recently was treated as conspecific with P. rubricapillus, but differs in its red vs yellow cheek patch, eyebrow and throat (3); red-based submoustachial line (2); slightly yellower tone to underparts (1); vague irregular black maculations on breast and flanks (ns); and different voice (here judged 3)#R. Closely related to the partly sympatric P. haemacephalus (vocally similar), the two, with P. rubricapillus, forming the so-called Xantholaema group. Monotypic.
SW India (Goa S to S Kerala and W Tamil Nadu).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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