Mensa, Ethiopian highlands.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with O. bottae and clearly closely related, but differs in its darker pink-tinged rufous vs pinkish-buff breast (2); pale pinkish-rufous vs pinkish-white belly to undertail-coverts (ns); smaller and more clear-cut white throat (2); continuously dark grey-brown upperparts vs dark grey-brown on crown grading to pale sandy-grey hind-collar and grey-brown upperparts (1); longer bill (effect size 2.37, score 2). Monotypic.
Highlands of Eritrea and Ethiopia.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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