French: Kakameg à poitrine grise German: Graubrustsopranist Spanish: Tordina de Kakamega
Other common names:
Bangwa [c. 5°15’ N 10°25’ E], Cameroon
SE Nigeria, W Cameroon and Bioko; E DRCongo, W Uganda, SW Rwanda, Burundi and W Kenya.
16·5 cm; 30–42 g. Thrush-like passerine, reddish-brown above, grey and white below, with rather long stout legs; very shy. Crown and forehead are dark rufous-... read more
Song, from low in vegetation and singly (sometimes within a group, but not in chorus), a loud,... read more
Mature and secondary montane forest, especially near streams, also (DRCongo) transition forest and... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates. Usually found singly or in pairs, on or near ground. Turns over dead leaves and creeps about quietly and unobtrusively in... read more
Breeding-condition birds in Apr and Nov in Cameroon and Jan–Feb and April in DRCongo; increase in singing intensity and alarm-calling... read more
Resident; record at 580 m on Mt Cameroon may have involved an elevational migrant.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Generally uncommon to rare, but locally common. Common in SE Nigeria; widespread and generally uncommon in W Cameroon. Uncommon to... read more
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