Silo Plain, Somalia.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with M. africana, although classified as an incipient species#R and considered likely to be split#R; differs from (other) races of M. africana by its rufous-brown vs blackish spots on breast (2); rufous-brown upperparts with buffy edges and no black streaking on crown (so that eponymous rufous nape indiscernible) (2); and virtually all-rufous wings and tail, feathers of latter notably narrow and therefore with little contrast created by black-centred rectrices in other taxa (3). Monotypic.
NW Somalia. Recorded once in E Ethiopia (Adigala), where status unknown#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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