W. A. Forbes, 1879,
Treated as conspecific with M. sanguinolenta by some authors#R, but differs in its (in male) whiter, less grey belly (1); lack of white fringes to wing-coverts (2); (in female) red wash on throat (1); and lower-pitched voice (minimum frequency 2800–3000 Hz vs 3500–4000 Hz) (3) and more emphatic song phrases (at least 1)#R. Monotypic.
New Caledonia, including I of Pines.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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