Kairiru Island, off north-central New Guinea.
Previously listed as “M. affinis”, but this name now known to refer instead to M. reinwardt#R. Formerly included in M. freycinet; molecular analysis places it very close to M. freycinet (including forsteni) and possibly conspecific#R. Known to hybridize with M. eremita on islands of Karkar and Bagabag#R (off NE New Guinea). Formerly considered polytypic, with recognition of races jobiensis, huonensis and “affinis“. Clinal variation in size, with birds in W slightly smaller than those in E#R. Monotypic.
N New Guinea and offshore islands, from Geelvink Bay (Yapen I) E to Huon Gulf; locally on S slope of Central Range; exact limits of range uncertain in many areas.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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