IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Male nominate race is light dove-grey on head, upperparts and UW-C, greenishh-black from forecrown to eye on side of head, neck and throat, alula and PC black, edged light grey, remiges black, adged and tipped white, tail black, feathers tipped whig, central two feathers grey, UnP pale grey, white UnT-C and UnW-C, iris, bill and legs black. Sexes similar. Juvenile has forehead blackish, mixed with grey, lores, feather arend eye and ear-C black, throat and cheeks white, throat with arrob-shaped balck bars, head and upper breast with fine crescenic grey Bering, immature simile to adult, but black on head confined to mask. Melanops is simile to nominate but has larger bill, S population also larger-winged.


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Source: Birds of Papua New Guinea

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