French: Gobemouche d’Angola German: Angoladrongoschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas angoleño
Pungo Andongo, Malanje, Angola.
See comments under M. chocolatinus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. b. brunneus
(Cabanis, 1886) – W Angola (Cuanza Norte, N Cuanza Sul, W Malanje).
M. b. bailunduensis
(Neumann, 1929) – W Angola, from highlands of S Cuanza Sul and Huambo S to Huíla (likely also in highlands of E Benguela).
c. 15 cm. Nominate race has forehead, lores and eyering grey; side of head warm dark brown, pale streaks on cheek and ear-coverts; crown, nape, neck side and upperparts,... read more
Nominate race inhabits secondary forest and open coffee forest; race bailunduensis occurs... read more
Food and feeding
Eats insects; forages by hawking from crowns of tall trees.
Birds in breeding condition in Aug–Nov. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. No information available on current status, except that it is uncommon. In view of deficiency of information on its natural history, ecology and... read more
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