E. L. Layard and E. L. C. Layard, 1882,
Ouvea (Uvea), Loyalty Islands.
Until recently was generally considered conspecific with E. cornutus, but differs in its red restricted to central forecrown vs covering full crown (including superciliary area to hindcrown) (3); green nape (continuous with rest of head apart from forecrown) vs bold broad yellow band extending from ear-coverts backwards around nape (3); less extensive and less sharply defined black on face (not reaching around eye) (2); 4–5 elongate crown feathers, all dark, upcurled vs 2 much longer crown feathers tipped red, straight (3); primaries and outer rectrices mid-blue to pale blue vs royal-blue (with uppertail green with pale blue wash vs royal-blue centrally shading to green edges) (ns); generally slightly larger but with notably shorter tail#R (at least 1). Monotypic.
Ouvea (Loyalty Is).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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