French: Pririt châtain German: Weißbürzel-Lappenschnäpper Spanish: Batis carunculado castaño
S Nigeria E to S South Sudan, W Kenya and NW Tanzania (Bukoba), S to N Angola (N of 10° S), S DRCongo (Kasaji, in Katanga) and extreme N Zambia (Mwinilunga); also Bioko.
10 cm; 11–22 g (quite variable; heaviest birds recorded Equateur, in DRCongo). Very small, plump, almost tailless flycatcher-like bird with eye wattle. Male is mainly... read more
Very variable, notes ranging from ringing to wheezing, bleating, grunting, croaking; “gok... read more
Primary and secondary forest, including swampy and flooded woodland, isolated tree clumps,... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods; berries and other small fruits and seeds also recorded. Among insects, beetles (Coleoptera) frequent but many others recorded,... read more
Season variable according to locality, but potentially prolonged, e.g. in Uganda, birds in breeding condition in Feb–Aug, and Oct... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally common. Common in Cameroon lowland forest, including large forests outside main forest block. One of commonest birds in... read more
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