Mt Kinabalu, 7000–8000 feet [c. 2130–2440 m], Borneo.
Initially described in monotypic Oreoctistes, but hitherto treated as conspecific with P. flavescens (although prime candidacy for species rank indicated in HBW). Differs from that species in its white on eyebrow and lores, and paler throat and slightly paler underparts (3); less yellow in wing fringes, wing-coverts and tail (1); darker colour overall, including on crown (1); slightly longer bill and wings (effect size for male wing 1.41, score 1) but clearly shorter tail (effect size −2.21, score 2); fewer, slower notes in homologous rattling call (at least 2)#R. Monotypic.
N & NC mountain ranges of Borneo (Mt Kinabalu S to Gunung Mulu and Gunung Murud, and Gunung Lunjut).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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