Quoy and Gaimard, 1830,
Manokwari, New Guinea.
Considerable geographical variation in size in New Guinea region, but chequerboard pattern of distribution of large and small birds makes recognition of races impractical. Although two races recognized in Australia by some authors, a larger, paler form on Cape York Peninsula (rogersi) and a smaller, darker form in coastal NE Queensland S of Cooktown (baileyi), Cape York individuals appear indistinguishable from those of S New Guinea and some characters of baileyi can be matched by certain New Guinea populations. Treated as monotypic.
W Papuan Is, New Guinea (including islands in Geelvink Bay), Aru Is, and NE Australia in N & E Queensland (Cape York Peninsula S to Staaten R and Paluma Range).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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