The suni ranges throughout the eastern and southern coastal regions of Africa from south-eastern Kenya to Natal and Transvaal (north-eastern South Africa ), also being recorded from the islands of Zanzibar and Mafia in Tanzania (Wilson & Reeder, 1993). Its distribution map, acquired from Skinner & Smithers (1990), was adjusted on the basis of country maps in East (1988, 1989) as suggested by Dr. R East, who revised the output ( 23 June '97 )
Categorical-discrete (CD) distribution model
The species occurs in dry thicket, forest and moist and mesic savanna. It is most common along watercourses (East, 1988, 1989; Kingdon, 1997; Tinley 1969).