Lamprotornis mevesii violacior
Cunene River, between Rua Cana Falls and Erikson’s Drift, Nankwali Rapids, Otjibombe, Angola–Namibia border.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with L. mevesii and L. benguelensis, but differs from latter in characters given under that species. Differs from former in its royal-purple vs deep turquoise breast, crown and back, latter colour spreading much farther onto remiges (4); dull reddish-copper vs strong purple rump and uppertail-coverts (2); duller blackish-copper vs purplish-copper belly coloration (1); longer wings#R (at least 1). Monotypic.
SW Angola (C & S Huíla S to Cunene and W Cuando Cubango) and NW Namibia.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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