Ptilonopus [sic] solomonensis
G. R. Gray, 1870,
San Cristobal, Solomon Islands.
Hitherto considered to include P. speciosus; P. solomonensis differs on account of its all-yellow vs white-edged breastband (3); mauve-purple belly patch connected to breastband vs clearly separated from it by a narrow belt of the green (2); paler green “hood” from nape around upper breast (2); presence of indigo spots on upperparts (ns); a paler purplish preocular area extending to above eye in solomonensis races ocularis and bistictus (larger in other races, becoming fuller purplish cap in some) vs a dark purplish preocular spot (or loral spot) (ns); significantly longer wing and larger size (at least 1). Closely related to P. rivoli, and more distantly to P. superbus (and P. temminckii)#R; previously thought also to be allied to P. viridis and P. eugeniae. Eight subspecies recognized.
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