French: Newtonie sombre German: Olivbauchvanga Spanish: Newtonia oscura
“interior meridionalis”, Madagascar
E Madagascar from Montagne d’Ambre S to Andohahela.
12 cm; 9–18 g. A fairly small, rather long-legged olive-brown warbler-like bird of forest understorey. Has top and side of head and upperparts rather dark olive-brown,... read more
Song, from bushes close to ground, a loud rolling warbled phrase 3–5 seconds long, “... read more
Dense understorey of primary or degraded evergreen humid forest, between 400 m and 2300 m. Absent... read more
Food and feeding
Small invertebrates, including spiders (Araneae), beetles (Coleoptera), ants (Hymenoptera), homopteran bugs and orthopterans. Forages near... read more
Breeds Nov, probably also Aug–Oct; fledged juveniles seen Nov–Mar. Nest a deep cup hidden in low vegetation, but very few data... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Frequent in middle-altitude and montane forests of E Madagascar. Present in all E rainforest reserves, but scarce in lowland forest where the... read more
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