Dumont de Sainte Croix, 1816,
Brazil; error = Cookhouse, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Closest to L. guifsobalito (with similar size, coloration, displays, sexual duet roles), and the two react strongly to playback of each other’s voice. Related also, less closely, to L. rubrifacies. Race bocagei (in past erroneously listed as race of Stactolaema leucotis) intergrades with congicus and torquatus, and both vivacens and irroratus intergrade with zombae; partly white morphs occur in at least two races (zombae, irroratus), and have been treated as subspecies under names albigularis and nampunju; proposed race lucidiventris (W Zimbabwe) appears inseparable from bocagei. Seven subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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