French: Farifotra à tête grise German: Grauscheitel-Madagaskarsänger Spanish: Tetraka coronigrís
NW & E Madagascar (Manongarivo and Tsaratanana, and from Marojejy S to Andohohela).
c. 14 cm; 13·5–24·5 g. A small, neat, plain-faced species with few distinguishing features, lower mandible slightly inflated centrally and appearing somewhat upcurved... read more
Song, from shrub-layer perch, a series of spluttering and seeping notes; call a series of single or... read more
Montane evergreen forest between 800 m and 2000 m, mostly above 1000 m and, usually common only... read more
Food and feeding
Thought to be mainly insectivorous. Occurs singly or in pairs, often in association with other species, including with X. zosterops... read more
Nesting recorded in Nov and juveniles in Nov–Dec. May be a co-operative breeder; record of three adults feeding two chicks at single... read more
No information; presumed sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in East Malagasy Wet Forests EBA. Fairly common in parts of its range.... read more
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