Has at times been placed with E. psittacea in a separate genus, Amblynura. Usually considered conspecific with E. pealii; see that species. Nominate race and gaughrani sometimes thought to form a subspecies group, with regia and serena constituting another; evidence for this, however, seems unconvincing. Race gaughrani described from a single adult and a series of young birds; validity perhaps requires confirmation. Proposed race efatensis (from Éfaté, in S Vanuatu) considered a synonym of serena. Four subspecies recognized.
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Status and conservation
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