French: Gobemouche chocolat German: Braundrongoschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas chocolate
Subspecies and Distribution
M. c. chocolatinus
(Rüppell, 1840) – C Eritrea (Adi Keyih S to Senafe) and N & C Ethiopia.
M. c. reichenowi
(Neumann, 1902) – W Ethiopia (Wallegha to Gimirra).
15–16 cm; 20–25 g. Has head (including cheek and ear-coverts), neck side and entire upperparts dark brown, tinged greyish or olivaceous; remiges very dark brown,... read more
No information; said to be very like voice of M. fischeri.
Heavy woodland, relatively open forest, forest edge, juniper (Juniperus) woodland and... read more
Food and feeding
Little information. Food insects. Said to hunt “in typical flycatcher manner” (presumably by sallying) in canopy and from lower... read more
Breeding suspected in Jan–Feb and Mar–Jun in Ethiopia; gonads enlarged in Jun, Dec and Mar–May. Nest a neat cup of moss... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in Eritrea, but frequent to common in Ethiopia. This species’ range and numbers must have decreased as a result of habitat destruction... read more
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