French: Modulatrice grivelée German: Strichelkehlsopranist Spanish: Tordina manchada
Mt Namuli, Mozambique.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. o. amani
(W. L. Sclater & Moreau, 1935) – E Usambara Mts, in NE Tanzania.
A. o. sanjei
(Jensen & Stuart, 1982) – Udzungwa Mts, in S Tanzania.
A. o. orostruthus
(Vincent, 1933) – Mt Namuli and Mt Mabu, in N Mozambique.
17–19 cm. Dark greenish-olive babbler-like passerine with pale sulphur-tinted underparts heavily marked with soft-edged dark spots and streaks, very rounded wings.... read more
Song pure and pleasant but not rich, of several types, all rapidly delivered and of short, clear,... read more
Undisturbed wet luxuriant montane evergreen forest, especially near streams, at 900–1800 m;... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates; stomach contents revealed insects. Terrestrial; forages invariably on ground. Tosses leaves in search of items. Rather... read more
Juv in Nov (E Usambara Mts) and breeding-condition bird in Nov, adult with brood patch in early Aug and another with brood patch in late... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA. Rare to locally fairly common. Global population estimated at 10,000–20,000 individuals... read more
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