Closely related to P. viridis, and taxonomy of these two is confused: some authors consider them conspecific; others treat P. v. vicinus and P. v. lewisii as races of present species. Recent genetic data place present species amidst individuals of P. v. lewisii, perhaps supporting transfer of lewisii (and vicinus) to present species, or suggesting incomplete lineage sorting#R. The same genetic study places this species in the group centred on P. tannensis (which see). In past, also linked with P. rivoli and P. solomonensis. Monotypic.
SE Solomon Is: Makira (San Cristobal), Uki and Malaupaina.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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