French: Akalat montagnard German: Berglaubdrossling Spanish: Tordina montañesa
Other common names:
Reichenow and Neumann
Mau (0°10’ S, 35°41’ E), Kenya
Subspecies and Distribution
I. p. pyrrhoptera
(Reichenow & Neumann, 1895) – E DRCongo, SW & E Uganda, W Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and W Tanzania.
I. p. nyasae
(Benson, 1939) – N Malawi.
13–14·5 cm; 20–30 g. Nominate race has olivaceous-grey crown with indistinct darker scaling, grey lores, cheek and neck side, narrow indistinct supercilium... read more
Song a duet, a simple melodious warble in which presumed male gives usually 3 well-spaced pure... read more
Bamboo and dense leafy undergrowth of primary and secondary montane and transition evergreen forest... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including ants (Formicidae), small crickets (Orthoptera), moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), and small snails; also... read more
Jan–Feb and Jul–Aug, also breeding-condition bird and immature in May and bird with brood patch in Sept, in Uganda; breeding-... read more
Resident; in W Kenya, irregular and rare occurrence in Kakamega Forest speculated as involving... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally uncommon to very common in different parts of range. Very common in W Rwanda. Often common in Uganda, and commonest at higher altitudes.... read more
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