Based on plumage pattern, previously thought probably most closely related to little-known Crossleyia tenebrosa. Proposed races andapae (Andapa), maroantsetrae (Maroantsetra) and ankafanae (Ankafana Forest, in Fianarantsoa) poorly differentiated, and treated as synonyms of nominate; a genetic study recovered four long-diverged allopatric clades within this species, which are presently re-merging: one broadly corresponds to andapae and fulvescens (also maroantsetrae); the second covers part or all of the ranges of andapae, ankafanae and the nominate; the third also equates to the nominate; and the fourth again comprises ankafanae and the nominate#R. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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