Hitherto treated as conspecific with L. larvata and L. nigricollis, but differs from latter in its crimson-pink vs mid-grey breast to vent in male (3); crimson-washed grey vs all-grey nape to back and wings in male (2); and pink-washed pale buff vs pale brownish-grey breast to vent in female (2). Differs from former in its lack of black belly in male (3); crimson-washed grey vs all-grey nape to back and wings in male, without latter’s deeper crimson tone to nape, sometimes extending to crown (3); and pink-washed pale buff vs brownish-grey breast to vent in female (2). Monotypic.
Senegal, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau E to N Guinea and W Mali (to Mandinga Mts).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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