J. F. Gmelin, 1788,
Until recently considered conspecific with F. taviunensis and F. procerior, but differs from both in its much larger size (at least 2); slightly paler, yellower underparts (1); basal black of submoustachial wattle extending from lower mandible to before eye vs to well behind eye (2); and large yellow subaural patch adjoining orange-yellow distal end of submoustachial wattle (3). No clear vocal differences#R. Split supported by molecular evidence#R. Monotypic.
Wallis and Futuna Is; E Fiji (Lau Group); Samoa (Savaii, Upolu and offshore islets, including Nu’utele, Namua, Fanuatapu, Manono and Apolima); American Samoa (Tutuila and associated islets, and Manua Is); and Tonga (Vava’u Group, Ha’apai Group and Tongatapu Group).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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