Louisiana; error = Australia.
Sometimes placed in Hoplopterus or Lobivanellus, or in monospecific Lobibyx (with V. novaehollandiae as a race). Usually considered conspecific with V. novaehollandiae owing to intergrades in at least two areas of overlap, N Queensland and L Eyre catchment area (see below). Birds of N Australia formerly awarded separate race, personatus. Monotypic.
NE & S New Guinea and Aru Is to N Australia; probably non-breeding visitor to SE Wallacea.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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