There are four subspecies, three of which occur in Australia: cinereiceps (northern WA) and alligator (NT) are endemic to Australia, while leucura occurs in Papua New Guinea and north-eastern Queensland. The fourth subspecies, pulverulenta, occurs in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Until recently, they were included under the genus Eopsaltria, along with the Eastern Yellow Robin and others, but are thought now to be in their own genus, Peneoenanthe.
1: Cairns Esplanade, Qld, 20/10/2010.
2: Cairns Esplanade, Qld, 13/10/2011.