Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda.
Along with S. abyssinica previously separated as Pseudoalcippe in Timaliidae, but genetic data#R place both species in present genus. Often treated as conspecific with S. abyssinica, and strongly similar in voice, but circumstances suggest otherwise: (a) presence in Nigeria and Cameroon, close to W populations of latter, implies that the two are distinct; (b) lack of subspeciation between highly disjunct W and C African populations appears particularly strange when united with polytypic S. abyssinica; (c) differs from latter in its black vs grey head (3); chestnut vs rufous-tinged olive-brown upperparts (2); blackish vs pale grey underparts (2). Monotypic.
SE Nigeria, W & C Cameroon (but not Mt Cameroon), NE DRCongo, SW Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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