French: Choucador de Kenrick German: Kenrickstar Spanish: Estornino de Kenrick
Paeoptera [sic] kenricki
Usambara Mountains, Tanzania
Mountains in C Kenya and NE & E Tanzania (Eastern Arc).
15 cm; 46–54 g. Small, dark starling. Male is uniformly black with slight bronzy sheen; iris pale yellow; bill and legs black. Female has head, throat, breast and belly... read more
Musical babble from flocks; loud sweet "peleep" a possible flight call.
Highland forests, generally in areas of high rainfall, at 900–2500 m; visits isolated forest... read more
Food and feeding
Exclusively frugivorous; Ficus and Trema recorded in diet. Feeds in canopy, in noisy flocks of 16–30 individuals,... read more
Recorded in Jan, Mar–May, Jun–Jul and Sept–Nov; main season in Oct. Nest in tree hole; seen at old holes of woodpecker (... read more
Very poorly known. Apparently nomadic, wandering widely; possible altitudinal movements in Eastern... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA and in Kenyan Mountains EBA. Fairly common but local. Poorly known species, for... read more
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