French: Cratérope ombré German: Uferschwatzhäherling Spanish: Turdoide sombrío
Kudurma [4°45’ N, 29°35’ E], South Sudan
NW, S & E South Sudan, SW Ethiopia, NE DRCongo and NW Uganda. Possibly adjacent NE Central African Republic.
24–26 cm. Dark, medium-sized Turdoides babbler with longish bill, white eye, blackish lores, wings and tail, and pale-scaled blackish-brown breast. Forehead is... read more
Chorus song not reported, and voice little known. Call an occasional hoarse “chow”,... read more
Undergrowth of hilly woodlands and other dense cover near water, at 600–1200 m.
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including beetle larvae (Coleoptera), small snails, small millipedes (Diplopoda); also fruit. Found in pairs or small... read more
Apr and Jul in Sudan, Feb–Apr and Jun in Uganda and Dec in DRCongo. Nest a fairly deep cup made of dried leaves and grasses, lined... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Present but uncommon in Manovo-Gounda-Saint Floris National Park, in Central African Republic; rare in Sudan, but possibly locally common in far S... read more
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