Closely related to L. torquatus (similar size, coloration, displays, sexual duet roles), and each reacts strongly to playback of the other’s voice. Related also, less closely, to L. rubrifacies. Clinal decrease in size from N to S, but insufficient for racial differentiation; populations S from White Nile formerly separated as race ugandae. Monotypic.
E Sudan, Eritrea and W & C Ethiopia S to extreme NE DRCongo, C Uganda, W Kenya and CN Tanzania; range expanding in W Kenya. Recently reported from N Cameroon, so may occur in Central African Republic.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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