Maui, Hawaiian Islands.
Sometimes treated as a race of P. puffinus. Usually considered conspecific with P. auricularis, but slightly larger and with longer tail, for which effect size (from published data#R) 3.29 (score 2); no grey flecking on throat sides, so that dark head pattern appears cleaner-cut (1); bolder, squarer dark mark on neck side (2); undertail-coverts white vs white-edged grey (2); darker upperparts (ns). Race myrtae usually placed in P. assimilis, but here considered to belong in present species, following some recent authors#R#R. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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