Birds from Andali (N Adamawa), in E Nigeria, described as race tschadensis and others from Lulua Province, in S DRCongo, as fucata, but neither differs significantly from birds in rest of species’ range. Treated as monotypic.
S Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, S Mali, Sierra Leone and Liberia E to Nigeria, Cameroon, S Chad, Central African Republic, Gabon S to N Angola, and DRCongo, W Uganda#R, W Burundi, and N Zambia. Introduced in Caribbean (Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe and Martinique), in Hawaiian Is, in Japan and in Spain.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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