E. J. O. Hartert, 1896,
hills of Indrulaman, about 2500 feet [c. 760 m], just below Bonthain Peak.
Until recently considered conspecific with C. rufigastra, but differs in its slightly more sharply defined blue eyebrow in male (1); pale soft-edged orange-rufous lores meeting on forehead (plus pale half-ring on lower eye) vs two sharply defined white marks on lores not meeting on forehead, in female (3); ear-coverts tinged brownish-grey with pale shafts vs deep blue, in female (1); use of hill forest vs mangroves and adjacent low wooded areas (1); song always with a high-pitched introductory note, and usually also a high-pitched final note (at least 1). Birds on Togian Is, apparently representing an undescribed taxon, reported to differ vocally; voice of race peromissus unknown#R. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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