E. J. O. Hartert, 1901,
Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands.
Until recently, treated as a subspecies of Podargus ocellatus, but monotypic separation at generic level based on tail morphology and osteological characters, with eight vs ten rectrices, coarse outer rectrices (9 vs 15 barbs per cm), stiff, broad and rounded vs soft, narrow and pointed central rectrices, plus 13 unique differences in bone structure and a clear genetic separation from all Podargus and Batrachostomus#R. Shows strong superficial resemblance to Batrachostomus auritus, although differs in structural details and lacks white hindneck-collar. Monotypic.
N Solomon Is (Bougainville, Choiseul, Santa Isabel and San Jorge); reported also from Buka I (N of Bougainville)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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