Ploceus (Hyphanthornis) [sic] rubriceps
Mohapoani, Witfontein Mountains, North West Province, South Africa.
Formerly, often referred to by specific name melanotis, but that name invalid, as preoccupied. Previously considered conspecific with A. leuconotos and A. jubaensis (see above and below). Proposed race gurneyi (described from Caconda, in W Angola) is a synonym. Monotypic.
Angola, SE DRCongo, S Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, N & NE Namibia, N & E Botswana, Zimbabwe, NE South Africa and Swaziland.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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