Imber and Tennyson, 2001,
14°27' S, 168°30' E, east of Mere Lava, Banks Islands, Vanuatu.
This new name was proposed for a population previously included in P. externa, and later referred to P. cervicalis, to which appears closely related on basis of molecular-genetic data. No comparison of vocalizations of this form with those of latter from Macauley (in Kermadec Is) yet published, and treatment as a full species disputed by some authors. Monotypic.
Banks Is (Vanuatu): breeding so far recorded only on Vanua Lava; reported as probably also breeding on Mere Lava, but this now appears unlikely. Forages over open SW Pacific Ocean.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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