) Pallas, 1764,
East Indies; error = Angola.
Supposedly paler birds in S of range described as race arenosa, which is sometimes recognized#R, but not constantly different in plumage colour from birds in W & E Africa. Treated as monotypic.
Sub-Saharan Africa except in driest regions: S Mauritania S to Liberia, E to Mali and S Niger, Nigeria and Cameroon, NE & S Chad (Ennedi Massif and S Ouaddai region), Central African Republic, S Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Eritrea, and from Gulf of Guinea (islands of Bioko and São Tomé) E to Kenya, C & S Somalia, Tanzania and Zanzibar, and S to Namibia, N & E Botswana and South Africa. Introduced on Puerto Rico, in Caribbean.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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