Des Mus and Pucheran, 1846,
Port Natal (Durban); error = Crocodile River, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Considered identical in voice, ecology, and breeding and migratory habits to M. nubicus, but accepted as species here on account of pink vs blackish-turquoise chin, throat and submoustachial area (3); turquoise of crown shaded greener (1); iris black vs red (2); undertail grey to dark grey vs yellowish-grey (ns); vanes in tail visibly broader (not measured, but at least 1); central tail feathers markedly longer (effect size 3.07) (2). Monotypic.
S Angola, extreme NE Namibia (Caprivi Strip) and S Zambia E to S Malawi and C Mozambique; spends austral winter N to Burundi and S to NE South Africa (N KwaZulu-Natal).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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