Bengkulu, west Sumatra.
Hitherto considered conspecific with D. cuprea but differs on account of pale vs dark iris (3); greyer underparts (2); purplish mantle (1); slightly longer wing and slightly shorter bill, effect size –0·91 for wing (1), 0·6 for bill (1); broader terminal tailband of cuprea (mean 45·5 vs 38·5 mm, effect size –1·7, ns). Probably closely related to D. lacernulata and D. cineracea. Proposed races carolinae (E Naga Hills, in NE India) and obscurata (SE Thailand) are synonymized with griseicapilla, and capistrata (W Java) with nominate#R. Three subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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