Malanipa Island, Basilan Straits.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with L. sperata (and usually with L. brasiliana), but differs in its yellow belly with a reddish-orange ventral line vs bright scarlet belly (3); yellow vs yellow-olive lower belly to vent (1); marginally (sometimes markedly) paler claret mantle, back and wing-coverts (1); also, narrow zone of hybridization around Davao, in SC Mindanao (2). Monotypic.
W & C Mindanao and Sulu Archipelago (Malanipa, Malamaui, Basilan, Tonquil, Jolo, Siasi, Tawitawi, Sanga-Sanga, Bongao, Simunul, Sibutu), in S Philippines.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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