French: Gonolek de Doherty German: Rotstirnwürger Spanish: Bubú de Doherty
Kikuyu Escarpment, Kenya
E DRCongo, SW Uganda, W Rwanda, W Burundi and W & C Kenya.
19 cm; 36–40 g. A relatively small-billed bush-shrike. Male of crimson morph has forehead and forecrown, lower cheek, chin and throat bright crimson, sharply demarcated... read more
Song, presumably of male, variable, of loud piercing fluty whistles or liquid notes in brief... read more
Low, dense, moist thickets and tangles of scrub and bracken in clearings and at edges of montane... read more
Food and feeding
Beetles (Coleoptera) and other arthropods. Forages on ground among shrubbery, probably also in shrub foliage. Generally in pairs.
Various indications of breeding in May–Jul in DRCongo, Aug in Rwanda, Dec in Uganda and May–Jun in Kenya. No further... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Readily overlooked, but reportedly fairly common in Kivu (DRCongo). Although absent from Lendu Plateau and Rwenzori Mts, fairly common in extreme SW... read more
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