Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert, 1914,
Manus, Admiralty Islands.
Until recently considered a race of C. lepidus (which see), but molecular analysis suggests species status#R and this is supported by morphological evidence: present species differs from all other taxa formerly grouped under Variable Dwarf-kingfisher in its sexually dimorphic female with buffy-orange head and malar (4); much broader, more complete shining mid-blue back to uppertail-coverts (3). Monotypic.
Manus I, in Admiralty Is (NW Bismarck Archipelago).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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