French: Fauvette sanglée German: Bandgrasmücke Spanish: Curruca de Böhm
Other common names:
Seke, Ugogo, Tanzania
Subspecies and Distribution
S. b. somalica
(Friedmann, 1928) – E & SW Ethiopia, NW Somalia and NE Kenya.
S. b. marsabit
(van Someren, 1931) – NC Kenya.
S. b. boehmi
(Reichenow, 1882) – S Kenya and NE, C & SW Tanzania.
12 cm; 14 g. A small Sylvia warbler, relatively compact and appearing long-tailed, with large head; has distinctive plumage characteristics. Nominate race is dark... read more
Song is a peculiar and particularly characteristic musical rolling trill in varying rhythm and... read more
Woodland, wooded grassland and bushland, especially dry acacia (Acacia) savanna with... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. Consumes insects, small berries, occasionally seeds; reports of yellow shoots of mimosas being eaten considered to be... read more
Most data from recent studies in Kenya (Rift Valley), on which following details based. Season Nov–Jun (peak May–Jun) in Kenya... read more
Resident; post-breeding altitudinal movements recorded in Kenya.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally frequent, but distribution highly fragmented. No estimates of global population, but probably not at any serious risk. Occurs in several... read more
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