Mzimbiti, near Beira, Mozambique.
Race bensoni differs sufficiently strongly in plumage, size and voice from nominate and sokokensis to be treated as a full species, but split obstructed by race alticola, which shares larger size and almost entirely rufous belly with bensoni (but not its white loral stripe); unfortunately, alticola is unknown vocally (this urgently needs attention), but it is distinctive in its own right, occurring at much higher elevations (1140–1750 m) than the three other taxa (nominate and sokokensis mainly below 300 m, bensoni mainly below 610 m); possibly therefore bensoni is one species and alticola another, or they combine to represent a single species. Newly discovered population on Mt Mabu, Mozambique, close to bensoni or perhaps an undescribed subspecies#R. Four subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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