Middle Congo River, above Stanley Pool, DRCongo.
Has been considered conspecific with P. angolensis on basis of apparent intermediate birds from Cameroon and S Congo, and more recently in SE Nigeria#R, resulting in postulated hybrid zone extending from SE Nigeria to S Congo. Nevertheless, present form differs from P. angolensis in its dull mid-green vs pale cinnamon breast (3); black transverse bar or patch between throat and upper breast (2); whiter throat (1); song (a whistle) longer (2) with lower frequency range (2) and different note-shape (ns), also decoupled from wing-whirr (potentially a major difference, but further work needed to confirm constancy of this character)#R; also apparently forms a narrow hybrid zone, e.g. in SW Cameroon (2). Monotypic.
W & S Cameroon to N Gabon, Congo, and SW Central African Republic, W, SC & NE DRCongo and SW Uganda (Budongo Forest S to Kabale and E to Jinja).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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