Pogonias (Laimodon) melanopterus
W. K. H. Peters, 1854,
Related to P. minor (with P. macclounii); also to the P. bidentatus group, which includes that species along with P. dubius and P. rolleti. Paler brown Somalian birds sometimes separated as race didymus, but in fresh plumage they are dark, as are those from farther S, so separation not justified. Monotypic.
S Somalia S, mainly in coastal region, to SC Mozambique, ranging inland along rivers, more so in S, reaching to EC Kenya, CS Tanzania and N & SE Malawi; inland populations often disjunct.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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