Ceyx lepida collectoris
Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert, 1901,
Guadalcanal; error = central Solomons.
Until recently considered a race of C. lepidus (which see), but molecular analysis suggests species status#R and this is supported by morphological evidence: present species differs from all others in the Solomon Is complex in various characters (see C. meeki, C. nigromaxilla and C. gentianus), and from sacerdotis in its all-red vs two-toned bill (3); slightly greener-tinged blue dorsum (1); smaller, more rufous ear-covert patch (1); smaller size (effect size for wing –2.45; score 2). Monotypic.
New Georgia Group (from Vella Labella to Gatukai), in WC Solomons.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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