Until recently treated as conspecific with R. cyaniceps and R. sauli, but split first on molecular grounds#R. Differs also in its white vs rufous belly (3); stronger white shaft streaks on blue-grey breast (1); stronger (less olive-tinged) blue-grey mantle and upper back (1); slightly larger size (effect size for male bills 1.34, score 1); and strikingly different pace and pitch to structurally similar song, with note length 0.05–0.07 s vs 0.015–0.03 s (3); maximum frequency of base harmonic 1000 Hz vs 5000 Hz (4); and different note shape (ns)#R. Monotypic.
Ticao, Masbate, Panay, Guimaras and Negros, in C Philippines.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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