Phlegoenas [sic] jobiensis
A. B. Meyer, 1875,
Closely related to A. kubaryi, A. xanthonurus and A. erythropterus; this group also has somewhat more distant affinities with A. sanctaecrucis, A. stairi and †A. salamonis. Race chalconotus has a narrower white eye-patch, purple across mantle rather than extending onto back, and slightly heavier bill, and the only female recorded was brown, whereas female nominate is like male; however, juvenile nominate is brown, so brown female chalconotus may have been a young bird (or a rare brown morph), but in any case more evidence is clearly needed before this taxon may be considered for species status. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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