In the past considered conspecific with P. nicolli. Isolated population in S Mozambique sometimes separated as race vicarius, defined as shorter-winged and paler in coloration than birds farther N, but original description based on an inadequate comparative sample. Treated as monotypic.
N, W & S Tanzania, E Zambia, C & S Malawi and NW & S Mozambique.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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