Manila, Luzon, Philippines.
Formerly considered conspecific with E. inspeculata, E. caeruleitorques, E. palliceps, E. celebensis, E. dohertyi, E. rufiventris, E. rubrinucha, E. macklotii, E. meeki, E. gazellae, E. splendida and E. novaehibernicae. Recent molecular study#R proposed split of this complex into these 13 species, as well as four others not recognized as species herein (yairocho, piroensis, habenichti, finschii). Same study divided all populations herein included in present species into two species: E. erythrogaster, comprising two races, propinqua (Palawan and Balabac) and nominate (rest of Philippines except Sulu Is); and E. yairocho (Sulu Is). Subsequent morphological analysis#R supported the breaking up of traditional E. erythrogaster into numerous different species, but relegated both propinqua and yairocho to synonyms of erythrogaster. Proposed race thompsoni (Calauit and Culion, in W Philippines) also regarded as a synonym. Whole complex is closely related to E. kochi. Monotypic.
Philippine Is, including Palawan and Balabac.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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