A. Smith, 1834,
near Port Natal (Durban), South Africa.
Closely related to H. senegalensis. N populations sometimes considered to form a distinct race, ranivorus, but differences seem insufficient to warrant subspecific separation. Monotypic.
SC Somalia (middle to lower Shebelle Valley) S along coast, including offshore islands, to E South Africa (Great Kei R); generally within 20 km of coast, but 150 km inland on R Jubba (Somalia), and on R Zambezi to Mopeia (Mozambique). Inland records from Kruger National Park and elsewhere in South Africa not accepted, but recently an adult recorded repeatedly in E Zambia#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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