Port Essington, Northern Territory, Australia.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with E. cyanotis, but differs from both of latter’s races in its large white vs beige-pink wing patch (broad bases of primaries) which on upperwing is fringed yellowish, creating a bold pale wingpanel (3); black (or more extensive black) on carpal area (1); fractionally darker grey throat, generally darker upperparts and usually reduced white on hindcrown-band (all unscored); longer bill (from published data#R effect size vs griseigularis 3.5; vs nominate 2.5; score 2); and shorter tail (from published data#R effect size vs griseigularis −0.63; vs nominate −2.9; score 1). Birds from Melville I (NW Northern Territory) formerly separated as race apsleyi. Monotypic.
N Western Australia (Kimberley Division) E across Top End of Northern Territory (including Melville I) to extreme NW Queensland (Nicholson–Leichhardt Rivers, on S Gulf of Carpentaria).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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