Mlalo, near Lushota, Usambara Mountains.
Until recently considered conspecific with T. olivaceus (and T. abyssinicus). Belongs in clade with T. abyssinicus, differing from all taxa in that species in its white central underparts to undertail-coverts (2); deeper rufous-tan flanks (1); marginally more olive upperparts (1); clearly shorter tail (unmeasured, but on small sample of material in NHMUK constantly c.1 cm shorter; allow 2). Total score here thus falls just short of clear support for separation, but (a) study of vocalizations may be expected to reveal further differences, and (b) molecular evidence indicates unification with T. abyssinicus implausible#R (and impossible while T. helleri—which see for separation from all taxa associated with T. abyssinicus—treated as full species). Monotypic.
NE Tanzania (N Pare Mts to W & E Usambara Mts).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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