Mount Namuli, north Mozambique.
Until recently, treated as conspecific with A. thoracica, along with A. flavigularis and A. fuscigularis (which see); present species differs from nearest geographical neighbour A. flavigularis by its grey vs sooty head and cheeks (2); black chin to breast, extending below normal thoracica-complex breast-line area (3); sexual dimorphism in different places (throat/breast pattern vs crown pattern) (ns); greatly reduced white in tail (2); from nominate A. thoracica by its stronger grey head (ns); stronger greenish back (2); black chin to breast (3); bright yellow vs white shading to yellowish lower underparts (2); and from morphologically closest A. t. uluguru by its grey vs brown-to-pale-brown top of head and ear-coverts (2); lores concolorous with throat vs crown (2); black chin to breast (lower than position of bar in uluguru) (3); more white in tail (ns); sexual dimorphism (ns). Monotypic.
Mt Namuli, in N Mozambique.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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