A. Smith, 1836,
district of Zeerust, North West Province, South Africa.
In the past, type locality of species erroneously listed as Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal; with rectification, hitherto accepted name smithii becomes junior synonym of nominate. Closely related to C. mombassica and C. notata. Often treated as conspecific with former, but see below; apparent hybrids between C. mombassica and race suahelica of present species recorded from EC Tanzania and from just S of Mt Kilimanjaro, in N of that country; further studies needed. Proposed race tessmanni (from Central African Republic) not distinguishable from chrysura, nor annectens (lower Congo and C Angola to Rwanda and Malawi) from nominate; likewise, vibrator (from NE South Africa) considered inseparable from suahelica. Six subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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