Until recently considered conspecific with A. longirostra and A. flammifera, but split indicated by genetic analysis#R#R. Differs from former in its shorter but also deeper and seemingly darker bill (effect size vs A. l. buettikoferi –2.45, score 2); longer tail (effect size 2.49, score 2); dark vs whitish lores and distinct dark moustachial stripe (3); bold yellow eyering (3); pale grey vs bright pale yellow breast to vent (3); pale grey vs whitish throat (ns); and stronger yellow edges on secondaries (ns). Differs from A. flammifera (comparing larger A. f. randi) in its larger overall size, with longer, thicker bill (vs nominate flammifera effect size 9.1, score 3; race randi larger but n=2); longer tail (effect size 6.6, score 3, although randi larger) blackish vs grey lores and distinct dark moustachial line (2); bold yellow eyering (3); and grey vs yellow belly (3). Monotypic.
Palawan, in W Philippine Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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