Ptilotis analoga vicina
Rothschild and E. J. O. Hartert, 1912,
Sudest Island = Tagula Island, Louisiade Archipelago, New Guinea.
Appears to be close to M. analogus or M. gracilis, and has been thought possibly conspecific with one or other, but differs vocally from both; conspecificity with gracilis seems implausible given latter’s much smaller size, but morphological differences from analogus hard to diagnose, although present species slightly larger and with noticeably larger feet. Assessment of vocal distinctiveness needed. Monotypic.
Tagula I, in Louisiade Archipelago, off SE New Guinea.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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