G. R. Gray, 1867,
Usually treated as conspecific with S. elgonensis, which here treated as species due to plain off-white vs black-spotted off-white throat, bordered below by white-spotted black throatband vs no throatband (3); breast rufous with full black spots vs buffy with vague black half-spots (2); belly chestnut intermixed with grey vs creamy buff with chestnut crescents and chocolate-brown Vs (3); mantle black-spotted rufous-chestnut vs as on rest of upperparts (ns); blackish of upperparts generally more intense and extensive, thus narrowing the buff barring, notably on wings (ns). Has been considered conspecific with S. afra. Proposed race ellenbecki (SC Ethiopia) of doubtful validity. Monotypic.
Mountains of C & S Ethiopia (Shewa, Arussi, Bale and Sidamo).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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