Pasananca, Mindanao, Philippine Islands.
Hitherto considered conspecific with P. leucotis and P. nigrorum but, in light of a recent review#R and further assessment of the morphological evidence, P. leucotis, P. nigrorum and P. brevirostris are here separated at species level on the following grounds. P. brevirostris differs from P. leucotis in its buffy-whitish (not vinous-russet) throat (2); strong buffy-white (not pale grey) forecrown (1); strong pink (not bronzy-russet) on hindneck, pinker tinge on neck-sides and breast, with stronger metallic blue centre of mantle (2); and shorter bill (effect size 3.07, score 2). P. brevirostris differs from P. nigrorum in its whitish (not buffy) throat (1); white (not buffy) subcilial streak (2); strong buffy-white (not brownish-grey) forecrown shading to pinkish (not greenish) hindcrown and much more pinkish mantle and neck-sides, stronger metallic blue centre of mantle (3); and smaller size (effect size for tail 1.84, score 1). Proposed races albifrons and samarensis are treated as synonyms of nominate#R. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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