Taranta Mountains, Ethiopia.
Close to T. leucomelas, and in the past usually treated as conspecific, but differs in voice and bare-part colours. These two thought closely related to T. deckeni and also, more distantly, to T. monteiri and T. erythrorhynchus (and presumably with taxa previously included within these) on basis of similar calls and behaviour, and DNA studies#R. Slightly smaller birds from NE Somalia described as race somaliensis, on grounds mainly of orange markings on bill, but this character apparently variable; further research required. Monotypic.
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somalia S to SE South Sudan, NE Uganda, Kenya and NE Tanzania.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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