Ptilonopus [sic] ponapensis
Pohnpei, Caroline Islands.
Belongs to the large species-group centred on P. purpuratus (which see); within this, forms part of the subgroup centred on P. porphyraceus. It differs from P. porphyraceus in having a broad brown-tinged black blurry patch on mid-belly vs a black blurry bar with mid-green upper belly patch covering same area (2); less yellow on lower belly patch (2); yellowish-white vs green-tipped grey terminal tailbar (2); yellower breast, mantle and hindcrown (ns); slightly shorter wing (effect size 1.155, score 1). Has been considered to include P. hernsheimi; in recent years, both commonly lumped into a polytypic P. porphyraceus. Monotypic.
Chuuk and Pohnpei (C & E Caroline Is).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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