French: Pririt de Boulton German: Boultonschnäpper Spanish: Batis de Boulton
Other common names: Boulton's Batis
Mount Moco, 6500 feet [c. 1980 m], Angola.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
B. m. margaritae
Boulton, 1934 – Mt Moco and Namba Mts#R, in W Angola.
B. m. kathleenae
C. M. N. White, 1941 – S DRCongo (Shilatembo, in S Katanga) and NW Zambia; possibly also extreme E Angola (E Moxico).
11–12 cm; 11·5–15·5 g (kathleenae). Small flycatcher-like and shrike-like bird with contrasting black, grey and white (and some rufous) colours. Male... read more
Call note a soft whistle, repeated usually about ten times (up to 26 times recorded); loud alarm... read more
Nominate race occurs in evergreen forest on upper slopes of Mt Moco, which rises to over 2500 m.... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects. Searches for prey in middle levels of vegetation 2–5 m above ground; uses lower levels than B. molitor, which... read more
A nest found at Mt Moco, Angola, in mid-Jul contained 2 eggs; the nest, placed in the fork of a sapling at c. 90 cm above the ground, was... read more
Resident. Some local movements in Zambia, where leaves Cryptosepalum forest during wet... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Has in the past been considered Near-threatened. Common in its very small range in Angola and Zambia, but known to occur at only a few localities;... read more
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