Timor, Lesser Sundas.
Previously placed in Megalurus. Traditionally treated as conspecific with C. macrurus, but no apparent mixed pairings where they meet in SC New Guinea. Philippine races relatively larger in size and have longer tail, may form a third species, arguably with closer affinity to C. macrurus than to present species; smaller Australo-Papuan races (alisteri, muscalis) may be more different bioacoustically from C. timoriensis than Philippine ones#R. Taxonomic status of some island taxa poorly known, as several were described from few or poor specimens, and situation further complicated by two rather different-looking specimens from Timor; present arrangement tentative, and additional research required. Birds from E Australia (SE Queensland, E New South Wales) described as race oweni, but included in alisteri. Ten subspecies recognized.
Also Romang I (NE of Timor) and Yamdena I (Tanimbar Is)#R, but racial diagnosis disputed.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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