French: Gobemouche de Gambaga German: Gambagaschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas gambaga
Patchily C Guinea (Upper Niger National Park#R), Liberia (Yekepa/Nimba), C Mali (S Gourma, Dogon Plateau), NE Ivory Coast, N Ghana, N Togo, C & E Nigeria, N Cameroon, S Chad, W Sudan, S South Sudan, W Ethiopia (Gambela, Bonga, Welkite, Arsi Negele), NW Somalia (Mt Wagar), extreme NE DRCongo (Aba, Dramba), Uganda (Budongo, Gula, Labwor), Kenya, and SW Arabian Peninsula (Hejaz S to Aden); non-breeding or vagrant to Djibouti.
12–13 cm; 12–14 g. Has forehead, crown and upperparts brown, faintly streaked dark on crown; lores and eyering creamy, ear-coverts brown; remiges brown, primaries... read more
Mostly silent. Call an arresting, repeated “chik”, sharper than that of M. striata... read more
Woodland, usually dry, and sometimes thick and with open grassy patches, acacia (Acacia)... read more
Food and feeding
Takes insects. Occurs singly or in pairs. Perches upright on branches, usually in open, generally at middle levels of trees. No information... read more
Breeds in Mar (also in breeding condition in Apr) in NE Nigeria and N Cameroon, and in Mar in Kenya; spotted young in W Sudan in Jul and in... read more
Resident and partial short-distance migrant. After breeding, many move a few degrees S (to at least... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Distribution fragmented; possibly widely overlooked owing to confusion with M. striata. Regarded as rare to uncommon in most areas; rare in... read more
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