no locality = Bumi, Tanzania.
Member of the C. nubica species-group (see C. nubica, below); frequently treated as conspecific with C. bennettii, and sometimes with all members of group. Differs from bennettii in its yellow lower mandible in both sexes (2); in male, greyish vs bright buff ear-coverts (2), and breast spots extending onto buff throat (ns); in female, throat as male, malar white-spotted black, vs throat and malar brown (3); wing shorter (effect size –2.74; score 2). Birds of NW Mozambique and adjacent Malawi previously separated as race vincenti but these may represent a zone of intergradation with C. bennettii#R. Monotypic.
Inland E & S Tanzania S to S Malawi (S to Nsanje area) and C Mozambique; recorded also at base of Mt Kilimanjaro, in N Tanzania.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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