Lobo Bay, New Guinea.
Very closely related to extensively sympatric P. ornatus and P. gestroi, although they tend to be separated ecologically; genetic data#R place this species in the group centred on P. tannensis (which see). Race plumbeicollis (with grey vs mustard-yellow head) distinctive, but museum specimens suggest some variation in plumage characters including width of hindcollar and colour of breast and forehead; further research needed. Three subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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