Hitherto treated as conspecific with P. cyanotis and P. duvaucelii, and closely related to P. eximius, these together comprising the so-called Mesobucco group. Differs from cyanotis in characters indicated under that species, and from duvaucelii by its blue vs black forehead (2); green rear supercilium, yellow cheek patch and green lower submoustachial area vs red in these three areas (3); darker green-blue throat with yellow (vs none) below blackish lower throatband (2); green vs black ear-coverts (ns). Described form hebereri (from Bali) considered synonymous with nominate. Monotypic.
Java and Bali.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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