French: Pririt à collier German: Bindenlappenschnäpper Spanish: Batis carunculado gorjipardo
Statius Müller, 1776,
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. cyanea
(Statius Müller, 1776) – Senegal E to W Central African Republic, S to NW Angola and NW DRCongo (S approximately to R Congo).
P. c. nyansae
Neumann, 1905 – E Central African Republic and C & E DRCongo (from lower and middle R Congo) E to S South Sudan, W Kenya, and NW Tanzania including islands in L Victoria (Kome, Ukerewe).
P. c. aethiopica
Neumann, 1905 – W Ethiopia and E South Sudan.
13 cm; 12–17 g. Black and white flycatcher-like bird with fleshy red eye wattle and white wingstripe. Male nominate has top of head and mantle glossy bluish-black,... read more
Very extensive repertoire. Song a series of plaintive (sometimes descibed as “melodious... read more
Array of wooded habitats, including forest clearings; avoids primary forest, but occurs in Sahel... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods. Many orders of insects recorded, lepidopterans, hymenopterans, termites (Isoptera), orthopterans, flies (Diptera), bugs (... read more
Seems to nest for much of year in equatorial areas; adults feeding young and fledglings in Jan, Mar and Jul–Aug in Cameroon;... read more
Resident, but probably some local seasonal movement in W Africa; more common in Gambia during rains... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common. In Liberia, locally 3–5 singing males/10 ha. In Cameroon, very common across the forest, the Adamawa and the Benue Plain. In... read more
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