Peroto-Ngosi, Tandalla, Tanzania.
Varies clinally in size, and considerable individual variation in back colour exists. N populations described as race usambarae, on basis of general absence of scaling on breast, but this character not constant; proposed race xuthura (described from near Dondo, in coastal Mozambique) also regarded as a synonym. Monotypic.
NE Tanzania (S from S Pare Mts and Usambaras) S to extreme NE Zambia (Mafinga Mts, Nyika Plateau) and N Malawi (S to Viphya Plateau), and SC Mozambique (Zambezi mouth S to Sofala and Chiniziua Forest, also Mt Gorongosa)#R.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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