M. H. C. Lichtenstein, 1823,
Hitherto treated as conspecific with E. ardens, but differs in its shorter tail (effect size for longer-tailed race suahelicus vs ardens 2.92; score 2); red cowl vs all-black crown (3); retention of black tail when non-breeding (2); more streaked breast when non-breeding (1); reportedly higher-altitude occurrence (possibly 1). Molecular data indicate that these two species are long-tailed bishops, not closely allied to other widowbirds. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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