Hitherto treated as conspecific with M. obscura, along with M. simplex and M. rubrobrunnea. Differs from M. simplex in characters given under that species. Differs from M. obscura in its pinkish-red mantle, wing-edging and uppertail (4); rosy wash to grey underparts (2); and shorter tail (mean length for males 48 mm vs 52.8 in M. o. fumata, but n=4 for present species; allow 2). From M. rubrobrunnea in its mid-grey crown and nape vs dark greyish-brown cap (3); much stronger, brighter red on upperparts (2); rose-tinted grey vs reddish-grey-scaled russet underparts (2). Monotypic.
Obi and Bisa, in N Moluccas.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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