French: Nasique de Kemp German: Rostflanken-Bülbülgrasmücke Spanish: Picolargo de Kemp
Bo, Sierra Leone.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. k. kempi
(Sharpe, 1905) – Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, Liberia, S Ivory Coast, S Ghana, extreme SW Togo and SW Nigeria.
M. k. flammeus
Marchant, 1950 – SE Nigeria (E of lower R Niger) and W Cameroon (Korup National Park).
13 cm; 10–14 g. A short-tailed dingy brown warbler with long, straight bill slightly hooked at tip. Nominate race has top and side of head, upperparts and upper... read more
Song a series of melodious whistles, often alternating, and either rising at end, as “tuwe-tuwe... read more
Undergrowth and thickets in secondary forest, depleted primary forest and forest edges. Mainly... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including ants (Hymenoptera) and beetles (Coleoptera). Usually forages in pairs, creeping in thick low cover; stretches neck to... read more
No information. Probably breeds throughout year; in Liberia, fledglings just out of nest in Feb and Mar, independent young in Nov, and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in much of range; locally common. Fairly common to locally common in Liberia, where estimated population of 300,000 pairs. Ranges throughout... read more
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