French: Rougegorge merle German: Schnäpperrötel Spanish: Akelat occidental
Previously considered conspecific with S. aequatorialis. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. c. houghtoni
Bannerman, 1931 – Sierra Leone, S Guinea, Liberia, S Ivory Coast and S Ghana (Atewa Range)#R.
S. c. cyornithopsis
(Sharpe, 1901) – S Cameroon and SW Central African Republic S to Gabon and S Congo.
S. c. lopezi
(Alexander, 1907) – N & E DRCongo, W & S Uganda and extreme NW Tanzania (Minziro Forest).
13 cm; 17–21 g. Nominate race is olive-brown above, including ear-coverts, wings dull brown; uppertail-coverts and tail fringes dull chestnut, tail otherwise dull brown... read more
Song a series of phrases separated by several seconds’ pause and consisting of 2 soft alternating... read more
Understorey of primary and secondary forest, in latter notably in streamside thicket and areas... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including beetles, ants, termites, caterpillars, small orthopterans, spiders and small millipedes. Forages mainly in... read more
Breeding-condition males Jun–Sept and recently fledged young Jun, Oct and Nov in Liberia; adult with faecal sac Feb in Ivory Coast;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally abundant, but in W Africa rare to scarce or locally common. Recorded from Taï Forest National Park, in Ivory Coast; common in... read more
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