French: Cratérope d’Aylmer German: Schuppenbrust-Elsterhäherling Spanish: Turdoide de Aylmer
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
A. a. aylmeri
Shelley, 1885 – Somalia and SE Ethiopia.
A. a. boranensis#R
Benson, 1947 – S Ethiopia and N Kenya.
A. a. keniana
F. J. Jackson, 1910 – C & S Kenya and immediately adjacent NE Tanzania.
A. a. mentalis
Reichenow, 1887 – NE & EC Tanzania.
21–23 cm; 31–42 g. Small Turdoides babbler with long graduated tail, grey-brown above with rusty crown, buff below with small scaling and spotting on... read more
Chorus song unreported, but voice poorly known. Continuous mouse-like squeaking from foraging flock... read more
Dense, arid thorn-scrub, woodland undergrowth, bushland, riverine thickets, tall thorn-brakes... read more
Food and feeding
Diet apparently unreported; presumably mainly invertebrates and small fruit and seeds. Found singly, in pairs or in small groups of 5... read more
Mar–Apr and Aug–Sept in Ethiopia and Dec in N Tanzania. One nest described as a rather large, strong cup made of twigs and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to uncommon. Very common (locally one of the commonest bird species) but patchily distributed in NW Somalia; uncommon in Ethiopia;... read more
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