French: Mégalure cannelle German: Zimtbuschsänger Spanish: Zarzalero canela
Other common names:
Sylvia? (Salicaria) cinnamomea
Entschetqab, Semien Province, north Ethiopia
Subspecies and Distribution
B. c. cinnamomeus
(Rüppell, 1840) – highlands of Ethiopia, E DRCongo (except Rwenzori Mts), SW & E Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, W, C & SE Kenya, and N Tanzania (Kilimanjaro, Crater Highlands).
B. c. cavei
Macdonald, 1939 – S South Sudan (Imatong Mts, Dongatona Mts) and NE Uganda (Mt Morongole).
B. c. mildbreadi
Reichenow, 1908 – Rwenzori Mts, on W Uganda–E DRCongo border.
B. c. nyassae
Shelley, 1893 – mountains in NE, S & SW Tanzania, SE DRCongo (Marungu Highlands), NE Zambia–N Malawi (Nyika Plateau) and S Malawi (Mt Mulanje).
14–15 cm; 15–22 g. A richly coloured warbler with long pale supercilium, and longish well-graduated tail of ten or twelve rather broad feathers. Nominate... read more
Song a short phrase (c. 2–5 seconds) with several introductory notes leading into a ringing... read more
Dense undergrowth of forest edges and clearings, brushy bamboo, montane forest with broken canopy,... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects; beetles (Coleoptera), ants (Hymennoptetra) and caterpillars recorded. Forages with mouse-like movements among ground cover,... read more
Laying in May and Oct in Ethiopia, May in Sudan, Aug–Feb in C Kenya and N Tanzania, Feb–Jun in E DRCongo and Nov–Feb in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in most highland areas within its range. No imminent threats, as not dependent on pristine forest; frequents edge habitats, secondary growth... read more
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