Hybrids with B. africanus recorded in Zimbabwe, perhaps increasingly so#R. Birds from R Palala, in N South Africa (E Limpopo Province), described as race caffer, and birds from Panda, in S Mozambique (Inhambane district), as race scotinus, but both considered inseparable from those in rest of species’ range; other proposed races include invictus (Somalia, NE Kenya), angolensis (SE Angola) and bestiarum (S Zimbabwe). Commonly misspelt “erythrorhynchus”; original spelling must stand. Monotypic.
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, extreme SE South Sudan (possibly SE Sudan) and N, W & S Somalia S, patchily, to SE DRCongo, Zambia, Malawi, extreme SE Angola, NE Namibia (Caprivi Strip), N & E Botswana, Zimbabwe, N & E South Africa, Swaziland and S Mozambique.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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