Manila, Luzon, Philippine Islands.
Hitherto considered the nominate subspecies of a widespread polytypic species, but, in light of a recent review#R and further assessment of the morphological evidence, P. leucotis, P. nigrorum and P. brevirostris are here separated at species level on the following grounds. P. nigrorum differs from P. leucotis in its buffy (not vinous-russet) throat (1); buffy (not white) subcilial streak (2); brownish-grey (not pale grey) forecrown shading to greenish (not bronzy-russet) hindcrown and greener, less pinkish mantle and neck-sides (2); and smaller size (effect size for wing 2.02, score 2). It differs from P. brevirostris in its buffy (not whitish) throat (1); buffy (not white) subcilial streak (2); brownish-grey (not strong buffy-white) forecrown shading to greenish (not pinkish) hindcrown and greener, much less pinkish mantle and neck sides, weaker metallic blue centre of mantle (3); and larger size (effect size for tail 1.84, score 1). P. brevirostris differs from P. leucotis in its buffy-whitish (not vinous-russet) throat (2); strong buffy-white (not pale grey) forecrown (1); strong pink (not bronzy-russet) on hindneck, pinker tinge on neck sides and breast, with stronger metallic blue centre of mantle (2); and shorter bill (effect size 3.07, score 2). Monotypic.
N Philippines: Luzon, Polillo, Alabat, Catanduanes, Lubang, Verde, Mindoro and Marinduque.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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