French: Apalis de Roberts German: Zügelfeinsänger Spanish: Prinia de Roberts
Other common names: Roberts's Warbler, Roberts's Prinia
Vumba, near Mutare, east Zimbabwe.
Highlands of E Zimbabwe and adjacent Mozambique.
13 cm; 9–12 g. Prinia-like warbler with long, graduated tail. Adult has crown and face slate-brown, merging into dull olive-brown mantle, upperwing-coverts, back and... read more
Harsh, shrill chattering “cha-cha-cha-cha”, recalling sound made by Turdoides babblers;... read more
Rank vegetation, including bracken (Pteridium) and briars (Smilax), along forest... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects and other small invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars (Lepidoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera)... read more
Breeds Sept–Feb, mainly Oct–Nov. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial while breeding. Nest a bulky, ball-shaped structure... read more
Mainly resident; ringed individuals recaptured at same site up to 8 years later, but one recaptured... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Zimbabwe Mountains EBA. Locally common.
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