Cabanis and Heine, 1860,
Until recently was considered conspecific with U. epops, but differs in its song, “a low cooing trill rrrrrrooow, dropping slightly, lasting 1.5–2.5 s, repeated every 3–10 s” vs typical “hoop-hoop-hoop” heard from African and Asian taxa (4); larger size, best expressed in longer tail (mean of 10 males 116, s.d. 3.17 vs 103 s.d. 3.95 in morphometrically closest longirostris, effect size 3.63) (2); contrast, especially in males, between pinkish-white throat and darker face (1). Monotypic.
Madagascar (scarce or absent in most of E#R).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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