E. L. Layard and E. L. C. Layard, 1881,
Tongué, near Nouméa, New Caledonia.
Affinities difficult to judge (only two specimens exist), but plumage pattern and broad tail feathers are at least suggestive that present species may be most closely related to A. cristatus and A. bennettii. Possibly intermediate between †A. novaezealandiae (apparently extinct since c. ad1200) and other members of family. Monotypic.
S New Caledonia. Not found in recent extensive surveys of appropriate habitat#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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