French: Mégalure de Grauer German: Kivubuschsänger Spanish: Zarzalero de Grauer
Western Kivu Volcanoes, 2200 m, DRCongo
Fragmented in C Africa: E DRCongo (highlands W of L Edward, highlands W of L Kivu, Kahuzi Swamp), SW Uganda (Echuya Forest Reserve, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest), Rwanda (Rugezi Swamp, Virunga Volcanoes, Nyungwe Forest) and N Burundi.
17 cm; 15–19 g. A rather large Bradypterus with longish, strongly graduated tail of twelve feathers, and bold throat streaks. Top and side of head are dark... read more
Song, from top of stems and twigs, short (c. 1·5 seconds), a few sharp repeated notes... read more
Montane swamps at 1950–2600 m, both within and outside forest. Inhabits variety of swamp... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including small beetles (Coleoptera) and caterpillars; also spiders (Araneae); also small seeds. Forages in lower strata, near... read more
Probably nests Feb–Mar in DRCongo. Monogamous and territorial. No other information.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Occupies small, severely fragmented area within its very limited range in C African highlands.... read more
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