Often treated as conspecific with P. granti; significant differences in DNA and vocal patterns, however, indicate that the two populations are specifically distinct. Pale birds in Sudan and dark ones elsewhere have been treated as racially distinct (as margarethae and nigrovertex, respectively), but both considered merely colour morphs. Monotypic.
Senegambia E to Somalia, S to N DRCongo, N Uganda and C Kenya.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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