Bangka Island, Sumatra.
May be related rather closely to P. javensis; both have traditionally been thought to belong to a group that includes also P. mystacophanos, P. corvinus and P. chrysopogon, but last two of these appear not closely related to the others. Birds from S Myanmar and Malay Peninsula described as race malayensis, those from Belitung I and adjacent Mendanau Is as billitonis and those from Borneo as borneensis, but no constant differences in plumage coloration or size sufficient to warrant subspecific recognition. Monotypic.
S Myanmar (S Tenasserim) and peninsular Thailand S to Singapore, E Sumatra, Bangka and Belitung, and Borneo.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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