J. R. Forster, 1781,
East Indies = Manila, Philippines.
Has been considered conspecific with L. leucopygialis, or sometimes with L. sueurii; may be sympatric with latter in C Java. Despite absence of significant plumage or vocal differences between nominate race and striga, mtDNA divergence between the two is evident#R; further research required. In the past, type specimen of present species was reckoned to have come from Singapore; populations of mainland SE Asia, Sumatra and Java (now labelled as race striga) then constituted nominate race, while populations of Borneo and Philippines (now considered to form nominate) were allotted race chilensis. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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