Hitherto considered conspecific with D. geelvinkiana but has a black knob on the bill (3); a pale vinous wash on hindneck (2); brown vs yellow iris (at least 2); paler grey head, breast and mantle, with paler lower underparts (ns); bluer-glossed vs greener-glossed rump (inconstant character; entire upperparts of geelvinkiana tend to be more strongly green [ns]); larger size (wing length effect size –1.636; score 1). Closely related to that species and D. rubricera; a close relationship with D. concinna has also been suggested. Monotypic.
Widi Is (off SE Halmahera) and W Papuan Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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