French: Bagadais à huppe grise German: Grauschopf-Brillenvanga Spanish: Prionopo crestigrís
G. A. Fischer and Reichenow, 1884,
Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
SW Kenya and adjacent N Tanzania.
23–26 cm; one male 49 g. Has long (c. 20 mm) bushy crest of grey to dark grey feathers on mid-crown, shorter crest of whitish-tipped grey spiky feathers on forecrown to... read more
Poorly documented. Vocalizations include chattering, churring, descending, harsh, rolling and... read more
Open savanna dominated by Acacia dephanolobium and Tarchonanthus, and riparian... read more
Food and feeding
Little known. No details of adult diet; likely mainly insects. Nestling diet at L Naivasha (Kenya) mostly insect larvae, grasshoppers (... read more
Poorly known. Egg-laying reported as Apr–May, but nest-building recorded Sept–Nov and incubation in Oct and Dec in L Naivasha... read more
Apparently largely resident; some post-breeding movement likely from Mara-Narok nesting grounds NE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted range species: present in Serengeti Plains EBA. Has rather small range of c. 52,800 km2, within... read more
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