See C. sovimanga. Present species was formerly thought perhaps to be close to Chalcomitra balfouri, another island species but currently placed in a different genus. Birds on Mahé having almost completely orange pectoral tufts described as a geographical race, mahei, but this possibly due to individual variation, and too few specimens available for examination. Treated as monotypic.
Seychelles Is, occurring on Aride, Silhouette, Cousin and Cousine, Praslin, La Digue, Mahé and Frégate.
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