Hitherto considered conspecific with T. goffinii and T. purpuratus, but differs from former in characters indicated under that species, and from latter in its grey vs yellow around eye (3); much brighter red on forecrown, extending onto supercilium and ear-coverts (3); all-yellow vs yellow-spotted black belly and flanks (3); bright pinkish-white (black-centred) streaking vs long pinky-silvery streaking on breast (ns); blackish-green vs blackish-blue gloss on hindcrown to mantle (ns). Monotypic.
Extreme E Ghana to SW Nigeria.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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