French: Pouillot de Laura German: Lauralaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Laura
Mount Moco, 6600 feet [c. 2010 m], Benguela, Angola
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. laurae
(Boulton, 1931) – W Angola (Mt Moco).
P. l. eustacei
(Benson, 1954) – SE DRCongo (Upper Shaba), N & NW Zambia and extreme SW Tanzania (Kitungulu).
11 cm; 7·7–9·5 g. A medium-sized, bright green leaf-warbler with yellow on face to breast, also undertail-coverts. Nominate race has bright yellow supercilium... read more
Song a series of clear, high-pitched, descending phrases, frequently repeated with slight variation... read more
Swamp-forest, evergreen forest patches in miombo woodland, between 100 m and 1400 m. In W Angola,... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small insects and larvae. Usually alone, in pairs or in small groups of up to ten or so individuals; also in mixed-species... read more
Season mainly Jul–Sept; birds carrying nesting material in Aug; birds in breeding condition in Angola in Aug, in Sept in SE DRCongo,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon; locally common. Relatively poorly known species; field research on its ecology required.
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