French: Newtonie d’Archbold German: Braunstirnvanga Spanish: Newtonia de Archbold
Delacour and Berlioz
Tabiky, south-west Madagascar
SW & S Madagascar, from S of Morondava S within narrow band (c. 100 km) along coast to W of Fort Dauphin.
12 cm; 7–8·5 g. A small, short-winged, rather long-legged warbler-like bird, grey-brown with warmly tinged face and underparts and pale eyes. Has variable dark... read more
Song, from concealed perch, a distinctive variable warble of 4 or 5 syllables, “tee-too... read more
Spiny Didierea and Euphorbia forests and adjacent scrubby vegetation, and... read more
Food and feeding
Small arthropods, including spiders (Araneae), beetles (Coleoptera), homopteran bugs, termites (Isoptera) and lepidopterans. Searches... read more
Very few data. Juveniles seen in Nov–Dec. Nest a deep cup hidden in low dense shrubbery. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally fairly common. Has very small global range; restricted to forests of coastal S Madagascar.
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