Previously placed in Megalurus or Bowdleria. Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. punctatus, but differs in its much larger bill and size generally (on published data#R male effect size vs next largest form wilsoni 3.18, score 2); rather shorter tail (male effect size vs wilsoni –0.87, score 1); much plainer (less streaked), more rufous crown, with weaker streaking on upperparts (2); more extensive and richer-toned ochraceous-tawny flanks (2); and paler brown tail (1). Monotypic.
Snares Is (S of Stewart I), New Zealand.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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