Cape Lopez, Gabon.
Closely related to P. ahantensis and probably also to P. griseostriatus; these three have sometimes been separated in genus Squamatocolinus. Present species exhibits much variation, largely clinal but also individual, and at least some of the described races probably no more than clinal extremes; W populations are more reddish-tinged above and those in E dullest and darkest, with gradual intergradation between the two extremes#R. Proposed races tetraoninus (from W Ethiopia) and zappeyi (Uganda and W Kenya) included in schuetti; whitei (DRCongo) in nominate; and chyuluensis (from Chyulu Hills, in SE Kenya) in maranensis. Six subspecies recognized.
Recorded also in C & S DRCongo and WC Sudan.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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