highlands of Ethiopia.
Previously treated as conspecific with Z. kaffensis, Z. kulalensis, Z. kikuyuensis, Z. eurycricotus, Z. mbuluensis, Z. silvanus and Z. winifredae, all but one (Z. kaffensis) of which have been considered a full species at some stage; recent molecular reviews#R#R#R reveal that that arrangement is unsustainable. Application of the Tobias criteria allows all eight taxa to be considered full species; moreover, recent research suggests most of these taxa are also vocally distinct from one another#R, although work is needed to assess the levels of divergence involved. Monotypic.
Eritrea, and Ethiopian highlands (except SW) S to Addis Ababa (also Yabello) and E to Harar; and locally in mountains of SE South Sudan (Imatong, Dongotona, Didinga).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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