Port Essington, Northern Territory, Australia.
Closely related to G. striata and G. maugeus; all three have sometimes been considered conspecific, but songs are distinctly different. Proposal that specific name tranquilla be reinstated as senior synonym for this species, with current scientific name relegated to junior position#R#R, was countered by others, who emphasized importance of stabilizing nomenclature of Australian species by suppression of disused and dubious senior names#R; current name validated#R. Race clelandi sometimes subsumed within nominate, but seems to be distinctly paler#R. Birds from S of range sometimes maintained as a separate race, tranquilla, on grounds of slightly larger size and minor plumage differences from nominate (neck tends to be a little darker, barring narrower), but generally considered inseparable#R. Three subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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