Previously treated as conspecific with L. pyrrhopterus, although distinctiveness and potential for separation long noted#R. Differs in its darker, glossier, greener body plumage (2); dark brown vs pale brown outer webs of flight-feathers, creating no contrast with body (2); longer, thicker feathering on the lores and superciliary area, resembling heavy “eyebrows” (2); slightly larger size, with longer wing (mean male 204 mm vs 190#R; probably 2, allow 1); strikingly different behaviour (“demonstrative” vs “secretive”)#R (1); more catholic habitat selection#R (ns); seemingly unique calls#R#R (until demonstrated, ns). Monotypic.
Bisa and Obi (S of Halmahera).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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