“Natal??” (presumably in error).
Hitherto considered a race of G. pucherani, but differs in its blue face with red only on throat vs bold red pattern around the eye and at the bill base (3); broad black “collar” on the feathered neck vs none (3); dark vs red eye (2); different voice, being “a crack followed by a distinct rapid piping krk pu-pu-pu-pu-pu” vs “very harsh rhythmical clucking with descending churrs”#R (seemingly 3). Moreover, it differs from G. edouardi (also previously lumped with G. pucherani) in its blue face with red throat vs blackish-grey face and throat (no red at all) (3); hood descending as short tube down front of neck vs hood tying up under chin, with brownish-white patch at rear (3); broad black vs blackish-chestnut collar (ns); dark vs red eye (2); different voice, being as given above vs “a staccato chuk-chuk-chukchukerr”#R (seemingly 3). Intergrades between verreauxi and pucherani observed both in captivity and in the wild, and possible hybrids between the two recorded in C Kenya#R. Proposed races sethsmithi (Uganda), pallasi (Guinea Bissau E to Togo) and chapini (S Angola) considered invalid. Four subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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