A. A. H. Lichtenstein, 1793,
Often placed, along with D. xantholophus and D. pyrrhogaster, in a separate genus Thripias#R, or, more recently, all three placed in Chloropicus (which has priority)#R. Races known to intergrade. Proposed races saturatus (W Central African Republic) and decipiens (SW Uganda and S Kenya S to C Tanzania) inseparable from nominate. Three subspecies currently recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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