Part of the P. platenae clade (which see). Until recently considered conspecific with P. discurus, but differs in its soft (matt) powder-blue vs bright (glossy) turquoise mid-crown to hindcrown (3), matt green vs bright glossy emerald-green face (lores, ear-coverts, moustachial area) (2), and longer tail (effect size 4.2, score 2); split reinforced by genetic findings#R. Has sometimes been considered conspecific with P. flavicans (but recent reinforcement of split, when united with P. discurus#R#R), and previously with P. platenae. Monotypic.
Mindoro (NC Philippines).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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