North Island, New Zealand.
Often treated as conspecific with C. cinereus, but differs in its dull blue vs mainly orange cheek wattle (3); slightly more extensive black mask (1); pale fringing to rear edge of mask (2); slightly paler body plumage (ns); olive-brown edges and tips of rectrices (ns); and slightly shorter tail in male, based on published data#R (allow 1); split supported by DNA findings#R. Possible differences in behaviour and voice have also been reported#R. Monotypic.
North I (including translocations to Little Barrier I, Tiritiri Matangi I and Kapiti I), in New Zealand.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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