Ogobai River, Gabon.
Has been placed in monotypic genus Bombylonax on account of its robust bill and some similarities to Meropogon forsteni; its biology, however, is now better known, and it appears to be a typical Merops, although unambiguous genetic support for placement therein currently lacking#R. Monotypic.
S Nigeria (Igalaland Plateau); N Central African Republic (near Ndélé); Gabon, Cabinda (N Angola), Congo and W DRCongo (Kinshasa to Bandundu on R Kasai, N to Bangui and E to Bambili on R Uele, and E to Banalia on R Aruwimi); and NE DRCongo (near Etiga) and SW South Sudan (Bangangai Forest). Formerly also SC Ghana; recorded in Ivory Coast.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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