French: Agrobate barbu German: Bartheckensänger Spanish: Alzacola barbudo
Hartlaub and Finsch
Caconda, Benguela, Angola
Interior Angola E to Burundi, W Tanzania and N & C Malawi.
17 cm. Resembles T. quadrivirgata, but paler and much greyer above, with less white in wings but more in tail (outermost rectrices three-quarters white), more... read more
Song loud and melodious, closely resembling that of T. quadrivirgata but without the long... read more
A specialist of miombo (Brachystegia/Julbernardia) woodland, favouring areas with... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, such as ants, beetles (Carabidae, Curculionidae), small grasshoppers, plant bugs and termites (Microcerotermes... read more
Sept–Nov in Angola, Aug–Nov in DRCongo and Zambia and Oct–Dec in Malawi. Nest an open cup of fine grass, rootlets and... read more
Sedentary, so far as known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Frequent to common throughout extensive habitat.
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