by C. M. N. White and Murray D. Bruce (1986).
Lanius cristatus lucionensis Linnaeus 1766
Talaud, Sangihe, N. Sulawesi, Manadotua, Halmahera, Seram
Lanius cristatus superciliosus Latham 1801
Lombok, Flores, Sumba
Extralimital: N Asia, wintering in S Asia, reaching W New Guinea. The Chinese L. c. lucionensis, with a grey crown, has occurred a number of times between Oct and Apr (the Moluccan records are single occurrences). Japanese L. c. superciliosus with a rufous crown, has been recorded between Nov and Apr; the main wintering range is further west but some spill over into the western Lesser Sundas. It may occur more widely in Wallacea but perhaps only from vagrancy.