Mayotte, Comoro Islands.
Treated as a species separate from Z. maderaspatanus in HBW; despite molecular evidence of paraphyly#R this arrangement continued here, as its distinctiveness strongly suggests it has evolved rapidly to the point where colour pattern would inhibit hybridization. Differs in its bold chestnut flanks (3); yellow belly (3); and (based on published evidence#R) tail shorter than any other (allow 1); also reported to have a lower-pitched, slower song#R; differs from Z. kirki, here also split from Z. maderaspatanus, by its bold chestnut flanks (3); more yellow on forehead (2); more olive-toned, less blackish tail (1); shorter tail (allow 1); and apparent lack of certain vocal characters peculiar to latter species (which see) (ns). Monotypic.
Mayotte (Maore), including Petite Terre (Pamanzi I), in SE Comoro Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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