Voi, Taita district, Kenya.
Has at times been placed in genus Chaetopus or in Notocolinus; latter name may alternatively represent a valid subgenus for this species, P. adspersus, P. capensis and P. natalensis#R. Hybridizes occasionally with P. natalensis. Geographical variation mainly clinal, and not well marked (most distinctive in females), but differences between various forms poorly understood#R; race altumi was named and described solely on the basis of two male birds#R; review required. Here, the species is divided into three races, treating helleri (N Kenya) and fischeri (Wembere Steppe, in NC Tanzania) as synonyms of nominate, and lindi and grotei (respectively from Lindi and Mikandani, both in SE Tanzania) as synonyms of johnstoni. Three subspecies recognized.
Introduced on Bwejuu I, near Mafia, Tanzania.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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