French: Agrobate du Ghana German: Waldheckensänger Spanish: Alzacola selvático
Subspecies and Distribution
T. l. colstoni
(Tye, 1991) – Sierra Leone (Kambui Hills) and Liberia.
T. l. leucosticta
(Sharpe, 1883) – Forest Scrub-robin – SE Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana.
T. l. collsi
(Alexander, 1907) – SE Central African Republic (R Ouossi) and NE DRCongo (R Uele to Ituri Forest); recorded once in extreme W Uganda (Semliki Forest#R).
T. l. reichenowi
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1907) – Huila Scrub-robin – Huíla Escarpment (S to Gambela and Kumbira Forest), in NW Angola.
15–16·5 cm; 21–31 g. Bold facial pattern involving white supercilium, subocular crescent, submoustachial and chin to throat, dark brown crown, black lores... read more
Song a prolonged series of varied phrases lasting 3–5 seconds, consisting of very melodious,... read more
Understorey of primary lowland forest, often near large termitaria (at least in C Africa). In... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, mainly insects such as black ants, termites, beetles, caterpillars and grasshoppers, also small millipedes, amphibians and... read more
Only one nest found, in DRCongo, indicating eggs laid in Mar, but gonads of specimens suggest breeding there also Sept–Oct, and Aug... read more
Sedentary, so far as known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to frequent. As many as 18 collected around Mt Nimba, in Liberia, indicating probably reasonable numbers in some parts of range; its extreme... read more
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