Edoliisoma [sic] remotum
Until recently considered conspecific with E. tenuirostre (now broken into nine species), but differs from mainland New Guinea taxon E. t. muellerii in its (in female) rich rufous vs buffy-whitish underparts (3); rufous-tinged vs dead grey-tinged upperparts (2); and broad rufous vs narrow buffy-grey wing fringes (2). Races admiralitatis, matthiae, heinrothi, rooki and nisorium are barred below, while ultimum, saturatius and erythropygium are unbarred, in a “leap-frog” pattern across the range. Form admiralitatis reported as being genetically distinctive, rendering species as arranged here polyphyletic#R; it differs, however, from races heinrothi and rooki only in its rather smaller size and more rufous-toned female, so confirmation of the molecular finding and research into vocalizations seem necessary before further action is taken. Nine subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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