French: Nasique de Kretschmer German: Suaheli-Bülbülgrasmücke Spanish: Picolargo de Kretschmer
Phyllostrephus [sic] kretschmeri
Reichenow and Neumann
Kibosho, Mount Kilimanjaro, c. 2500 m, Tanzania
Subspecies and Distribution
M. k. kretschmeri
(Reichenow & Neumann, 1895) – NE & E Tanzania: Mt Kilimanjaro, Moshi, and from Usambaras and Ngurus S to Ulugurus and Udzungwas (in Mwahihana and Magombera Forests), and on coast in forests of Kiono, Pugu, Kazimzumbwe and Kiwengome.
M. k. griseiceps
Grote, 1911 – SE Tanzania (Mikandani) and N Mozambique (Netia).
14–14·5 cm; 17·5–22 g. Rather large greenbul-like warbler with long straight bill and pale eyes. Has top and side of head greyish-olive, upperparts and upperwing-... read more
Song, from concealed perch, bulbul-like, a quick phrase of c. 4 loud clear notes, the first higher... read more
Dense undergrowth and middle stratum of lowland and intermediate-level forest; bushy forest edge;... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages singly, in pairs or in small groups. Forages in thick vegetation; searches among leaves on forest floor.
Birds in breeding condition in Feb and Apr in Tanzania. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common at Netia, in N Mozambique; otherwise uncommon to locally common. Nominate race formerly occurred also in Kitovu Forest, in SE Kenya. Has... read more
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