Mulanje Plateau, Malawi.
Until recently, treated as conspecific with A. thoracica, along with A. lynesi and A. fuscigularis (which see); present species differs from nearest geographical neighbour A. lynesi in characters given under that species; from next-nearest A. t. whitei (as well as A. t. thoracica) by its blackish vs silvery-brown head and sides of face, the former extending onto upper mantle (2); greenish-olive yellow vs grey-tinged olive mantle (ns); consistently strong yellow vs white shading to yellowish underparts (3); broad vs narrow breastband (2); sexual dimorphism (ns); and from morphologically closest form, A. t. uluguru (considerably disjunct), by its darker head and dark ear-coverts vs sooty-brown head with dull silvery-mid-brown ear-coverts, former extending onto mantle (and to breastband) (2); yellow not white chin to upper breast (3); broader breastband (2); less white in tail (ns); and sexual dimorphism (ns). Monotypic.
Mt Mulanje, Mt Zomba and Mt Malosa, in SE Malawi; possibly also Mt Chiperone, in N Mozambique.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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