J. F. Gmelin, 1789,
Hantams Berg, north of Calvinia, western Cape Province, South Africa.
May be closely related to P. exustus. Recent study#R suggests that these two together with P. orientalis may belong in a clade that includes also the two Syrrhaptes species; or, alternatively, that all five of these may form a group with P. gutturalis, P. personatus, P. coronatus, and possibly including also P. alchata and P. burchelli; further study needed. Birds from N part of range formerly separated as race ngami, those of S & SE as furva. Monotypic.
SW Angola and Namibia E to SW Zimbabwe, and S through Botswana and W & C South Africa (W Limpopo and Free State S to S Western Cape).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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