E. P. Ramsay, 1882,
Uki, Solomon Islands.
Belongs to the large species-group centred on P. purpuratus (which see); within this, forms part of the subgroup centred on P. porphyraceus (which see); has been considered closest to P. greyi; or to P. pelewensis and P. porphyraceus, but genetic data place it closest to P. roseicapilla#R. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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