G. R. Gray, 1862,
Misool, West Papuan Islands.
Geographical variation trivial; birds from Banggai Is described as race persimilis, those from Sula Is as sulaensis, and those from Halmahera as forsteni, but all considered not reliably separable from birds of this species elsewhere in range. Treated as monotypic.
Banggai Is and Sula Is, off E Sulawesi; Morotai, Halmahera, Ternate, Bacan, Obi, Buru, Seram, Ambon, Haruku and Saparua, in Moluccas; and West Papuan Is (Gebe, Ajoe, Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, Kofiau, Misool, and some smaller islets except Gag#R).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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