Formerly listed as C. africanus, on grounds that name piscator was based on illustration of a bird unidentifiable as present species. Believed closely related to C. zonurus, with which has been considered conspecific. Proposed race obscuratus (from E Cameroon) considered invalid. Monotypic.
S Mauritania, Senegambia, Sierra Leone and coastal Liberia E to Central African Republic (almost reaching South Sudan border); also disjunctly in Congo and DRCongo down R Congo S of Stanley Pool.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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