French: Pririt d’Angola German: Angolaschnäpper Spanish: Batis angoleño
Bibala, Moçamedes, Angola.
SE Gabon, Congo, W DRCongo (E to W Kasai), Cabinda and escarpment in W Angola.
10 cm; 9·3–10·4 g. Small flycatcher-like and shrike-like bird with contrasting black, grey and white (and some rufous) colours. Male has blackish forehead, dark grey... read more
A series of weak high-pitched, progressively descending pure notes.
Evergreen thickets in woodland and edges of clearings; highest altitude recorded apparently 847 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects. Forages mainly in lower and middle strata; reported also as frequenting canopy.
Two nests found in Jul. Probably territorial. Nest a small cup composed of soft bark and many spider webs, one at head height, the other 2... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Status uncertain; supposedly local and uncommon, but said to be not uncommon in Angola. Insufficient information as to its real status in DRCongo.... read more
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