S. Müller, 1843,
near Gorontalo and Tondano, north Sulawesi.
Placed in Lalage by some authors#R. Sometimes considered conspecific with E. ceramense, E. mindanense and E. incertum; more recent studies#R suggest that present species is closest to E. incertum and E. remotum. E. sula has sometimes been treated as a race of present species. Races salvadorii and talautense sometimes included in E. tenuirostre, for no apparent valid reason; but talautense notably larger than nominate morio and female much paler below, with sparser barring, so study needed. Nominate race varies clinally, size of male’s black throat patch decreasing and paleness of female plumage increasing from N to S; birds from S Sulawesi often separated as race wiglesworthi, but populations with intermediate characters occur in parts of C & SE Sulawesi. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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