Patterson’s River [= Hunter River], New South Wales, Australia.
DNA data#R suggest that this species is basal in the genus. Two documented cases of hybridization with Ptilonorhynchus violaceus. Birds from Blackall Range (SE Queensland) proposed as race rothschildi on basis of supposedly richer orange crown of male, but studies indicate no constant geographical difference in this character. Monotypic.
Coastal zone of CE Australia from E Queensland (Connors and Clarke Ranges, on Eungella Plateau) S, with distributional gap about Fitzroy R Valley inland of Rockhampton, to E New South Wales (to area immediately N of Sydney).
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