Quoy and Gaimard, 1824,
Luwak, Western Papuan Islands.
Often placed in a species-group with D. salvadorii, D. melanochroa and D. mullerii; affinities between these species and the D. latrans complex have also been suggested. Hitherto considered conspecific with D. salvadorii but differs on account of its more prominent white supraorbital ring (ns); dove-grey vs pale grey-pinkcrown (2); broadly blackish uppertail-coverts (2); and paler (and pinker) grey-pink upper body (mantle, breast and head except crown) forming a moderately sharp division with dark belly vs darkening underpart colours forming a continuum (3). Proposed race rubiensis (applied to birds from S shores of Geelvink Bay, coasts of Onin Peninsula E to Etna Bay, also SE New Guinea E from Kumusi R and Aroa R) refers to intergrades between nominate and jobiensis#R#R. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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