French: Gonolek de Fülleborn German: Füllebornwürger Spanish: Bubú de Fülleborn
Usafua, north of Lake Nyasa, south Tanzania
Subspecies and Distribution
L. f. usambaricus
Rand, 1957 – Usambara Boubou – Eastern Arc mountains (Usambaras, Ngurus, Ukagurus, Ulugurus), in Tanzania.
L. f. fuelleborni
(Reichenow, 1900) – Fülleborn's Boubou – Tanzania S of Uluguru Mts, N Malawi and extreme E Zambia (Nyika Plateau).
18–20 cm; male 46–53 g, female 43–47 g, unsexed 37–53 g. Male nominate race is mostly greyish-black with variable bluish cast, rump plumage very full... read more
Very vocal, with varied repertoire of rattles, scolds, fluty whistles, grunts and trills. Male and... read more
Moist montane and submontane forest, dense undergrowth and regrowth, forest edges, bamboo groves... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including caterpillars, ants (Formicidae), grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and snails (Gastropoda). Solitary or in pairs;... read more
Few details available. Season Dec–Feb in Tanzania, Sept–Jan (mainly Nov) in Malawi, and Nov–Jan in Zambia. Nest a shallow... read more
Resident; highly sedentary, longest movement in Malawi only 250 m. Thought to be altitudinal... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA. Reasonably common in most of range; in continuous forest 2–3 pairs/10 ha,... read more
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