Vigors and Horsfield, 1827,
no locality = Sydney area, New South Wales, Australia.
See M. elegans. Sometimes considered conspecific with M. amabilis (which see). Geographical variation in colours of male and female plumages considerable, and races have been regarded as representing four separate species, with many additional races described, but recent molecular work (not including bernieri) indicates that all races other than nominate are very closely related#R, perhaps supporting split into two species#R; race assimilis intergrades with both dulcis and rogersi, and also, in E, with coastal nominate race. Five subspecies currently recognized.
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Status and conservation
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