Halai, Aksum and Temben in Tigray, Ethiopia.
Specific name often given as “levaillantoides” (e.g. in HBW), but gutturalis has priority; also, original spelling of former, levalliantoides, cannot be emended owing to lack of internal evidence#R. Nominate gutturalis has been treated as a distinct species from other races, in view of black on postocular area, malar, neck-sides and lower throat reduced to series of light spots (2), breast mainly rufous-chestnut, paler and relatively complete, and with pale grey fringes vs broad chestnut and buff (or stone-white) streaking (2), and long, narrow but bold black streaks on underparts (1); race lorti (geographically adjacent to gutturalis) is less distinct from geographically distant taxa in SW Africa than it is from gutturalis. Other proposed races include: eritreae, included in nominate; archeri, stantoni and friedmanni in lorti; and cunenensis and stresemanni in jugularis; gariepensis (Lesotho) is a synonym of levalliantoides, which also includes pallidior, ludwigi, wattii, langi and kalaharica. Four subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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