Reichenow and J. L. Peters, 1932,
Bet en Naâm, Yemen.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. blanfordi, but differs genetically#R as well as in its smaller size (effect size for wing 3; score 2); lower rump and uppertail-coverts not (or only slightly) shaded rufous vs strongly rufous (2); much paler above, including colour of crown and shade of buff and brown streaking and colour of flight-feathers (2); greatly reduced dark markings on underparts (i.e. blackish half-collar much less obvious, breast and belly only lightly washed buff vs strongly washed rufous), so white of throat and supercilium far less striking (2); bill generally much paler (at least on specimens) (ns). Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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