French: Monticole angolais German: Miomborötel Spanish: Roquero angoleño
Caconda, Benguela, Angola
Subspecies and Distribution
M. a. angolensis
Sousa, 1888 – Angola and S DRCongo E to N, S & SW Tanzania and Rwanda and S to N Zambia.
M. a. hylophilus
Clancey, 1965 – S Zambia, W Malawi, W Mozambique, NE Botswana and Zimbabwe.
18 cm; 44 g. Male nominate race is pale blue-grey on head, throat, mantle and back, with very variable amounts of blackish streaking and mottling from mid-crown backwards (... read more
Song a series of short, measured, slightly differing, sweet whistled phrases 2 seconds long, with 2... read more
Miombo (Brachystegia), Uapaca and mutemwa or gusu (Baikiaea) woodland in... read more
Food and feeding
Ants, termites, beetles, crickets, moths, spiders, centipedes and small worm-lizards (Amphisbaenidae). Stomach of one bird held two slow-... read more
Sept and breeding-condition birds Aug and Oct in Angola; Jul–Oct in DRCongo; Sept–Oct and Dec in Zambia; Sept–Dec in... read more
No clear evidence of seasonal movements, but in Tanzania reported as locally numerous at Songea Mar... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Extremely common in S savannas of Itombwe region, in E DRCongo; fairly common in SW Tanzania; locally common throughout C plateau in Angola; fairly... read more
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