Rio Chimba, Benguela.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with L. mevesii and L. violacior. Latter is closer in colour and size, but present species differs in its glossy copper-brown vs royal-purple breast, crown and back (4); greenish-copper vs dull reddish-copper rump and uppertail-coverts (2); use of miombo Brachystegia rather than acacia or mopane woodland (1); possible slight overlap with L. violacior#R or parapatric distribution (approach noted to within 65 km#R; no score as situation unclear). Monotypic.
SW Angola, at S end of W escarpment from Benguela S to Namibe.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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