French: Sentinelle de Fülleborn German: Füllebornpieper Spanish: Bisbita de Fülleborn
Unika Highlands, south-western Tanzania
Subspecies and Distribution
M. f. ascensi
Salvadori, 1907 – Angola, C & S DRCongo, Zambia (W of Luangwa Valley) and, rare, extreme N Namibia.
M. f. fuelleborni
Reichenow, 1900 – SW Tanzania.
20 cm; male 53–64 g, female 46–60 g. Large, distinctive longclaw. Adult male has deep lemon-yellow supercilium, white to buff lores, cinnamon-brown ear-coverts;... read more
Song “tu-wee-ti-choo wee-ti-choo”; monotonous whistled “jee-o-wee”, when... read more
Moist highland grassland, wet plains and dambos, drainage lines in woodland, also dry grassland if... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, notably grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and beetles (Coleoptera); also spiders (Araneae). Forages on the ground; also catches termite... read more
Laying mainly during rains, Sept–Feb in most of range, but also in May in DRCongo, and occasionally Jun in Zambia; Nov–May in... read more
Resident; local seasonal movements, moving from drier grasslands to damper habitats in May–... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and fairly common in Angola; common in highlands of Tanzania. Drainage of dambos and other wetlands may be a threat locally.
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