French: Akalat brun German: Braunbauch-Laubdrossling Spanish: Tordina parda
Other common names:
Cama River, Gabon
Subspecies and Distribution
I. f. gularis
Sharpe, 1870 – SW Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone E to SW Ghana.
I. f. moloneyana
(Sharpe, 1892) – Rufous Illadopsis – SE Ghana E to SW Nigeria.
I. f. iboensis
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1907) – SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon; also (probably this race) in C Nigeria (Jos Plateau).
I. f. fulvescens
(Cassin, 1859) – Brown Illadopsis – S Cameroon S to S Congo, extreme W DRCongo, also W Central African Republic.
I. f. ugandae
(van Someren, 1915) – SC Central African Republic and E Congo E through DRCongo to S South Sudan, Uganda, W Kenya and W Tanzania, also NE Angola.
I. f. dilutior
(C. M. N. White, 1953) – NW Angola.
15–16·5 cm; 23–36 g. Nominate race has crown and cheek brownish-grey, neck side, upperparts and upperwing olive-brown, back and rump with rufous tinge,... read more
Song, usually a duet or trio, a slow, deliberate, simple pair of melancholy whistles (each variable... read more
Dense undergrowth in clearings, thickets along roads, treefall light-gaps and vine tangles in... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly invertebrates, including small beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), orthopterans (small grasshoppers, bush-crickets), termites (... read more
Oct–Jun in Sierra Leone, Jun–Jan in Liberia, and juveniles in Oct and Dec in Ivory Coast; juveniles in Aug and breeding-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common across range; numbers increase in logged forest (Liberia). Reports of this species’occurrence (race gularis) in Mali... read more
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