Campothera [sic] taeniolaema
Reichenow and Neumann, 1895,
Guasso-Massai and Eldoma Station, Kenya.
In recent times usually considered conspecific with C. tullbergi owing to “close structural similarity”, but former treatment as distinct species preferred here on account of head below crown and chin to undertail-coverts densely barred yellowish-stone and dusky-brown vs minutely peppered grey on whitish becoming tiny grey-brown mottling across pale yellowish breast and semi-barred flanks to undertail-coverts with mostly plain pale yellow mid-belly (at least 3); no red flecking on lesser coverts (shoulder) (2); female with maroon vs black lores (1); shorter bill (effect size 3.32; score 2). Proposed race barakae (mountains of E DRCongo) inseparable from nominate. Two subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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