Kipini, lower Tana River, Kenya.
Formerly treated as conspecific with T. barbata on basis of convergence of characters (apparently including vocal) in S Zambia and W Tanzania, and still not fully clear that separate species status is appropriate; reported overlap in these areas requires documentation, although no evidence of hybridization and the two have distinct habitat preferences. Record of apparent hybridization with T. signata in S of range. Proposed races erlangeri (S Somalia), brunnea (W of L Manyara), wilsoni (N KwaZulu-Natal) and rovumae (S Tanzania) all included in nominate, while race interna (R Zambezi, W of Victoria Falls) is here synonymized with greenwayi. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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