Often treated as conspecific with V. wilsoni, V. nigeriae and V. camerunensis. Precise geographical distribution uncertain; populations in Chad and Central African Republic may consist of this species, V. camerunensis or both, and those in Ethiopia, currently treated within present species#R, have in the past been referred to V. camerunensis; further study required. Monotypic.
Guinea-Bissau, NE Ivory Coast and NW Ghana E to Nigeria, C Cameroon, S Chad, N & NW Central African Republic, W & E Sudan, and NW & W Ethiopia (adjacent to Gallabat area of Sudan, L Tana region, Gambela and Gibé#R).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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