Eurystopodus [sic] mystacalis nigripennis
E. P. Ramsay, 1882,
Until recently considered conspecific with E. mystacalis and E. exul, but differs from the former in its song, a “rising series of ‘knocking’ notes… similar to an axe hitting wood” vs “rapid series of bubbling ‘wows’”#R (3); considerably smaller size (effect size for wing difference –3.5) (2); wing with short but distinct white bar on P4 vs single white spot (2); supposedly more distinct rufous collar and more distinctly barred undertail not apparent on all specimens. It differs from E. exul in its longer wing (at least 2), much darker upperparts (3), less well-marked dark crown (at least 1), and presence of a rufous hindcollar (1). Monotypic.
N & C Solomon Is (including Bougainville).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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