Cyanops asiatica chersonesus
Kloss and Chasen, 1927,
Khao Luang, Nakawn Sritamarat, 4500 feet [c. 1370 m], Peninsular Thailand.
Until recent molecular study#R was considered conspecific with P. asiaticus, but appears to be closest to P. oorti. Differs from P. asiaticus in thick black postocular line (as in P. incognitus) in place of black supercilium above clear blue circumorbital area (3); greatly reduced red nape spot so that blue of mid-crown extends on each side of it adjacent to black postocular mark (red extends to black supercilium in asiaticus) (at least 2); paler turquoise-green chin (almost whitish) and throat (1); less extensive red frons (ns); slightly longer bill (sample size 4 males and 4 females for each taxon; effect size 1.66 vs nominate asiaticus, 2.36 vs subspecies davisoni, which is geographically closer; score 1). Monotypic.
E peninsular Thailand.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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