Usually considered to form a species-group with P. wallacii, P. aurantiifrons, P. ornatus, P. perlatus and, in some accounts, P. superbus (incorporating P. temminckii); genetic data support this grouping (without P. superbus/temminckii), and also include P. hyogastrus, P. iozonus, P. viridis and P. eugeniae#R; other, unsampled species presumably belonging to this group are P. granulifrons, P. gestroi and P. insolitus. Monotypic.
Vanuatu, including Banks Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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