French: Pouillot ombré German: Umbralaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero oscuro
Sylvia (Ficedula) umbrovirens
Semien Province, Ethiopia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. u. yemenensis
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1913) – SW Saudi Arabia and W Yemen.
P. u. umbrovirens
(Rüppell, 1840) – Eritrea, N & C Ethiopia, Djibouti and NW Somalia.
P. u. omoensis
(Neumann, 1905) – W & S Ethiopia.
P. u. williamsi
Clancey, 1956 – N Somalia (Erigavo district).
P. u. mackenzianus
(#R Sharpe, 1892) – S South Sudan, N & E Uganda, extreme NW, W & C Kenya and N Tanzania.
P. u. alpinus
(Ogilvie-Grant, 1906) – Rwenzori Mts, along DRCongo–SW Uganda–Rwanda border.
P. u. wilhelmi
(Gyldenstolpe, 1922) – E DRCongo to SW Uganda, Rwanda (Kivu Volcanoes) and Burundi.
P. u. dorcadichroa
(Reichenow & Neumann, 1895) – SE Kenya (Chyulu Hills) S to N & NE Tanzania.
P. u. fugglescouchmani
(Moreau, 1941) – E Tanzania (Uluguru Mts).
11 cm; 8·5–11 g. A medium-sized, fine-billed leaf-warbler with predominantly olive-brown head and upperparts. Nominate race has short (and often indistinct) pale... read more
Call a short “tee” or “teewee”. Song a varied succession of loud, clear,... read more
Montane forest, woodland, gorges and scrub, usually between 2100 m and 3600 m, but down to 1900 m... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small insects, including dipteran flies and moth larvae (Lepidoptera), also spiders (Araneae). Usually alone or in pairs, but... read more
Breeds in all months, mainly in dry season. Monogamous. Territorial. Nest a ball of dried grasses, moss, leaves, plant fibres and feathers... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally abundant through most of range. Occupies elevational zone in which habitat less likely to be threatened in near future.
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