Race fumidigula barely distinct, and perhaps of questionable validity: differs only in smaller average size and slightly darker plumage, especially smoke-coloured throat, the plumage differences perhaps further masked by variations due to wear and fading; may also differ ecologically, apparently occurring only in mountains at c. 1000–2200 m vs 0–1200 m for nominate#R; further study needed. Species originally described as Ptilotis virescens, but this name preoccupied; narmadae is a synonym of lombokia. Two subspecies recognized.
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