French: Bathmocerque à capuchon German: Rostbauch-Fuchssänger Spanish: Prinia cabecinegra
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Locally in Upper Guinea forest from Sierra Leone and SE Guinea E to C Ivory Coast and S Ghana.
13 cm; 14–18 g. A thickset, short-winged warbler with strong legs and rather short, graduated tail of ten narrow feathers. Male has head, neck and centre of breast... read more
Male song a loud, penetrating, varied whistled phrase of 2–3 notes, repeated many times at c... read more
Thick undergrowth of primary and secondary forest at both lowland and submontane altitudes; gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly small insects and other invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), mantis nymphs (Mantodea),... read more
Recently fledged chick in late Jun in Sierra Leone, suggesting laying in May. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Guinea Forests EBA. Distribution fragmented; known from only a few... read more
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