In the past, sometimes placed in genus Sphenurus. Closely allied to T. sphenurus,T. sieboldii and T. permagnus, and more distantly to T. oxyurus species-group. Hitherto considered conspecific with T. permagnus but differs from that species it that male has a dull orange crown vs a green crown (3), bold reddish-purple vs dull reddish-brown carpal patch of male (2), and shorter tail (effect size 4.01) (2). Birds of N Philippines formerly listed as australis, but that name is preoccupied; mcgregorii is a synonym of filipinus#R. Two subspecies recognized.
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