Related to T. abyssinicus, and often occurs sympatrically with either T. chalcospilos or T. abyssinicus. In the past, two or more races have sometimes been recognized, including liberiensis (from Liberia), mearnsi (Ethiopian Highlands) and kilimensis (C parts of range)#R, but these are now generally regarded as undiagnosable#R. Monotypic.
Senegambia E through most of W & C Africa to Ethiopia and Eritrea, and S through DRCongo to S Angola, SC Zambia, E Zimbabwe, S Mozambique and extreme NE South Africa. Said to occur on Bioko (off W Cameroon), but this now considered unlikely.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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