French: Rougegorge à sourcils blancs German: Grauflügelrötel Spanish: Akelat aligrís
Other common names:
Bukoba, Lake Victoria, Tanzania
Subspecies and Distribution
S. p. nigriceps
(Reichenow, 1910) – Black-capped Akalat – E Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, N Liberia, W Ivory Coast, C & E Nigeria, Cameroon (Bamenda Highlands, Adamawa Plateau) and adjacent W Central African Republic.
S. p. tessmanni
(Reichenow, 1921) – E Cameroon (upper R Kadei).
S. p. polioptera
(Reichenow, 1892) – Grey-winged Akalat – S South Sudan, E DRCongo, W & S Uganda, W Kenya, NW Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
S. p. grimwoodi
(C. M. N. White, 1954) – NW & E Angola (N’dalatando to Calandula, Luacanao), extreme NW Zambia and SE DRCongo.
14–15 cm; 15–23 g. Nominate race has slaty-grey crown shading to olive-brown mantle, darker wings with olive-brown edges, more rufous rump and plain rufous-brown... read more
Song, higher-pitched than Cossypha, a fast or slow series of variable phrases consisting... read more
Lowland and submontane evergreen forest, especially riverine and gallery forest, forest patches in... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (families Carabidae, Tenebrionidae), ants (Camponotidae), bugs (Pentatomidae, Lygaeidae), moths and caterpillars... read more
Breeding-condition birds Jan and fledged young Mar in Liberia; breeding-condition birds Jun in Nigeria; nests in Sept–Oct in DRCongo... read more
Sedentary; possibly a local migrant, Jul–Oct, in Sudan.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common, but generally rather scarce. Recorded from Gashaka-Gumti Reserve, in Nigeria, Bwindi-Impenetrable Forest National Park, in Uganda,... read more
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