J. F. Gmelin, 1788,
Closely related to C. galerita and C. ophthalmica. Race citrinocristata distinctive by virtue of long peachy-orange vs yellow crest (3); reportedly livelier, noisier disposition#R (1); and vs abbotti larger bill (1) but shorter wings (2), vs sulphurea, djampeana and occidentalis longer tail (3), but vs parvula longer tail (2), hence scoring 7 against all taxa except 6 vs parvula#R. Race abbotti strikingly large (except in bill size) (3), with small, pale brownish-yellow ear-covert patch (2). Races djampeana and occidentalis generally regarded as synonyms of nominate race and parvula, respectively, but new evaluation indicates real morphological differences and even possible subspecific division within djampeana#R. Six subspecies recognized.
Introduced (not citrinocristata) to Hong Kong and Singapore.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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