French: Apalis verte German: Langschwanz-Feinsänger Spanish: Prinia rabilarga
Buea, Mount Cameroon, Cameroon.
Race cinderella often included in nominate. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
U. e. epichlorus
(Reichenow, 1892) – Green Longtail – SE Nigeria and S part of SW Cameroon highlands.
U. e. cinderella
Bates, 1928 – N part of SW Cameroon highlands.
U. e. mariae
Alexander, 1903 – Bioko Longtail – Bioko.
14 cm; 10–14 g. A superficially prinia-like warbler with plain, yellowish-green plumage and very long, graduated tail. Male nominate race is yellowish olive-green above... read more
Male calls from song perches in canopy, or while moving through canopy; territorial song a series... read more
Montane forest; also secondary growth, and rank vegetation in eucalypt (Eucalyptus)... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects, including caterpillars (Lepidoptera); occasionally small seeds. Moves in pairs or small groups, often joining mixed-... read more
Little known. On basis of gonad condition and sightings of recently fledged chicks, breeds mainly in Nov–Mar dry season. When... read more
Presumably mostly resident; apparently some altitudinal movements on Mt Cameroon and Mt Kupé.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. Locally common in SW Cameroon. Status on Bioko uncertain, following reports of... read more
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