Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Along with G. plumifera sometimes isolated in genus Lophophaps. Has normally been treated as conspecific with G. plumifera but present species shows no distinct narrow white band across mid-belly above narrow grey-and-black band (2), no broad white belly patch (3), and chestnut vs rufous mid-crown to hindcrown, dorsal scaling, rump to uppertail and inner webs of primaries (2); a narrow zone of intergradation exists around the Fitzroy R#R (2). Some authors have considered the variation as referring to colour morphs. Population between Kimberleys and Great Sandy Desert described as race mungi, supposedly somewhat less reddish below than individuals to SW, but considered very poorly differentiated. Monotypic.
W Western Australia from De Grey R S to Gascoyne R and E to Carnarvon Range; isolated population of intergrades in W Kimberley (E to Camballin).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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