Namaqualand, South Africa.
In the past was sometimes thought to be conspecific with P. katangae (with upembae), P. ruweti, P. reichardi and P. vitellinus. Proposed races peixotoi (confined to São Tomé, where species introduced!), finschi (Namibe, in SW Angola), caurinus (Damaraland, in Namibia), shelleyi (Tete, on R Zambezi, in NW Mozambique) and, in South Africa, tahatali (North West Province), inustus (SW Northern Cape) and nigrifrons (Eastern Cape) separated on basis of minor differences in male plumage; but characters such as width of black on forehead show considerable individual variation, and no races appear warranted; but peixotoi has been listed as a valid race of P. vitellinus#R. Monotypic.
W & SE Angola, W, S & E Zambia, Malawi and NW Mozambique S to coasts of South Africa. Introduced to São Tomé, apparently from Mozambique; also on S Caribbean islands (Leeward Antilles).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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