Ceyx solitaria mulcata
Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert, 1914,
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 C. sacerdotis in its black vs two-toned bill (3); larger size (effect size for wing 2.38, score 2); richer and more continuous rufous on underparts from breast to undertail-coverts vs rufous on breast but belly shot with yellow and undertail-coverts pale yellow with rufous tinges (1); clean break of blue to whitish at malar vs narrow chestnut-rufous malar line or malar border, somewhat more prominent on female specimens (1). Monotypic.
New Hanover, New Ireland, Tabar Is and Lihir Is (E Bismarck Archipelago).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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