Closely related to D. gabonensis and sometimes treated as conspecific, a view supported by the fact that race reichenowi of latter (in Nigeria and Cameroon) is somewhat intermediate between present species and nominate D. g. gabonensis, and indeed was formerly considered to belong instead to present species; present species, however, differs from D. g. reichenowi in its broader, browner vs narrower, blacker streaks on breast and flanks, and including malar (2); plain brown vs grey-streaked black ear-coverts (2); black tail with black shaft streaks vs green-brown tail with pale brown shaft streaks (2); slightly larger size (mean bill 19.2, n=5, vs 18.1, n=5) (1). Monotypic.
Sierra Leone to Togo and SW Nigeria#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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