French: Pririt de l’Ituri German: Iturischnäpper Spanish: Batis del Ituri
Gamangui, on the Nepoko River, Ituri district, DRCongo
NE & E DRCongo (Uele, Ituri, Itombwe) and W Uganda (Budongo Forest and Semliki National Park).
9·5–10 cm. Very small flycatcher-like and shrike-like bird with contrasting black, grey and white colours. Plumage is glossy bluish-black above, white supraloral spot (... read more
Undescribed; one recording of high-pitched whistles, attributed to this species, resembles voice of... read more
Degraded forest, less often in primary forest. Lowlands in Uele and Ituri, but at 950–1300 m... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects; termites (Isoptera) recorded. Frequents middle (5–6 m) and upper strata. Present in treetops, hops from twig to twig to... read more
Nestling recorded in Jun; indirect evidence of breeding Feb–Aug. Probably territorial, groups of six individuals reported. No other... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In DRCongo, rare in Ituri and in Itombwe. In Uganda, recently found to be fairly common in Budongo Forest Reserve, and occurs also in Semliki... read more
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