French: Rougegorge équatorial German: Ugandarötel Spanish: Akelat ecuatorial
F. J. Jackson
Kericho, Lumbwa, Kenya
Subspecies and Distribution
S. a. acholiensis
Macdonald, 1940 – Imatong Mts, in S South Sudan.
S. a. aequatorialis
(F. J. Jackson, 1906) – E DRCongo, SW Uganda, W Rwanda, W Burundi and W Kenya.
12–13 cm; 12–18 g. Very like allopatric nominate race of S. cyornithopsis; separable from sympatric lowland race lopezi of latter by... read more
Song described variously as 7 slow, subdued notes, equal-pitched except second much higher, and as... read more
Middle strata and open lower canopy of primary montane forest, breeding mainly at 1500–2100 m... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, such as moths, beetles, orthopterans, bugs, flies, wasps, ants (not army ants), spiders and small millipedes. Forages in... read more
Jan, Apr and Nov in Sudan; Oct–May and possibly throughout year in DRCongo; breeding-condition bird Apr in Uganda; breeding-condition... read more
Some altitudinal movement, perhaps largely dispersal by subadults, in parts of Kivu province (... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally abundant, but often remarkably silent and inconspicuous. Present in various reserves, including Bwindi-Impenetrable Forest National... read more
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