[sic] E. P. Ramsay, 1877,
New Ireland, Bismarck Archipelago.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with M. cruentata, but differs in its (in male) russet-grey vs shining crimson crown, head sides and throat (3); and (in female) dull grey-shot crimson body plumage with pink fringes to primaries vs brown with whitish-yellow fringes (4) and more intense crimson coloration on throat and head sides but not forecrown vs pale pink throat and bright crimson forecrown (2); also lowland vs montane forest (1). Four subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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