French: Gobemouche de Chapin German: Lenduschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Chapin
Djuga, Lendu Plateau, 5500 feet [c. 1680 m], north-east DRCongo
Subspecies and Distribution
F. l. lendu
(Chapin, 1932) – Chapin's Flycatcher – NE DRCongo (Lendu Plateau), SW Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest) and W Kenya (Kakamega Forest, North Nandi Forest).
F. l. itombwensis
(Prigogine, 1957) – Itombwe Flycatcher – E DRCongo (Itombwe Mts).
12–13 cm. Nominate race is warm olive-brown above; lores and eyering dusky greyish, with narrow pale grey-white supraloral line; ear-coverts as upperparts,... read more
Thin, soft “tsseet, tsseet” and short, buzzy trill, difficult to hear.
Dense montane forest, from 1470 m to 2150 m.
Food and feeding
Insects; no details available. Found in pairs or in groups of up to four individuals; joins mixed-species foraging flocks. Inhabits canopy... read more
Breeds in Mar–Sept (and may lay also in Jan–Feb) in E DRCongo (Itombwe Mts). One nest, probably of this species, was a bulky... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA and in Kakamega and Nandi Forests Secondary Areas. Poorly known; appears to be rare throughout... read more
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