Surigao, Mindanao, Philippines.
Since 1940s until recently was considered conspecific with M. funebris, but differs in its distinctly paler body plumage (2); red on male’s face confined to submoustachial streak (2) and scarlet vs burgundy (2); larger white spots on chin, throat, upper neck, neck sides and hindcrown (ns); overall slightly smaller size, with notably shorter and almost invariably frayed tail (effect size for tail 3.6; score 2); and possibly also lacking a “soccer referee’s whistle” call heard from funebris#R. Monotypic.
Samar, Leyte and Mindanao (EC & SE Philippines).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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