A. B. Meyer, 1874,
Mysore [= Biak] Island.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with M. obscura, along with M. simplex and M. rubrotincta. Differs from M. simplex and M. rubrotincta in characters given under those species. Differs from M. obscura in its much darker crown (2); russet-brown body plumage above and below (4); and notably shorter wing and tail (respectively, 61.5 mm and 46 vs 69.6 and 52.8 in M. o. fumata, but n=2 for present species; allow 2). Monotypic.
Biak I, in Geelvink Bay (NW New Guinea).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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