Family Cisticolas and allies (Cisticolidae)

Least Concern

Hartert's Camaroptera (Camaroptera harterti)


Taxonomy

French: Camaroptère de Hartert German: Hartertbogenflügel Spanish: Camaróptera de Hartert
Taxonomy:

Camaroptera griseoviridis harterti

Zedlitz

, 1911,

Canhoca, north Angola

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Often treated as a race of C. brachyura, but has green tail and whiter underparts and is genetically distinct; the two meet without evidence of intergradation, despite occurring in same habitat. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Escarpment forests of WC Angola from Luanda E to Malanje, S in Cuanza Sul to Kumbira Forest Reserve#R.

Descriptive notes

10–11 cm; 10–12 g. A localized camaroptera with distinctive green tail and whitish underparts. Male has dark brownish-grey crown, mantle, back and rump, green... read more

Voice

Male song a loud “chack-chack-chack-chack” repeated 4–8 times, or faster “tjip-tjip-tjip…” or... read more

Habitat

Dense forest understorey, including secondary forest, old coffee plantations and adjacent thickets.

Food and feeding

Diet poorly known; presumably mainly insects. Forages by gleaning from foliage and twigs.

Breeding

Little known; probably occurs Mar–Jun. No other information.

Movements

Presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not assessed. Restricted-range species, confined to the Western Angolan EBA. Fairly common within its small range. Its occurrence in secondary habitats, including old coffee... read more

Recommended citation

Ryan, P. (2019). Hartert's Camaroptera (Camaroptera harterti). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58687 on 22 July 2019).