G. R. Gray, 1858,
In the past, treated as conspecific with M. pammelaena and M. tristrami. Races louisiadensis (some males have red central crown shown by forbesi) and meyeri sometimes merged into nominate#R. Little-known race steini needs research to determine whether it represents a separate species: male (n=2) is a matt smoky-grey vs glossy black, while female (n=1) is almost without a red throat, less yellowish grey below and strikingly small; tails of the two males are longer than sample of nominate and meyeri. Six subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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