G. R. Gray, 1858,
Up to six races sometimes recognized on basis of size and plumage differences: tricolor of E Indonesia, Australia, New Guinea and outlying islands (normally including maxima of New Guinea and robinsoni of Queensland, Australia); victa of Tanimbar Is (sometimes including laeta of St Matthias I); and convicta of New Ireland and New Hanover. However, individual variation considerable and geographical variation in size not well understood. Treated as monotypic.
New Guinea and offshore islands, Tayandu Is (Kur), Aru Is, Bismarck Archipelago, and NE Australia (N & E Queensland); also spottily in S Moluccas and E Lesser Sundas, where status unclear.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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