French: Hypolaïs de montagne German: Bergspötter Spanish: Zarcero montano
Mount Kilimanjaro, 10,000 feet [c. 3050 m], Tanzania
S South Sudan (Imatongs, Dongatona Mts, Didinga Hills), NE & SW Uganda (Mt Morongole, SW highlands), highlands of E DRCongo, W Rwanda and W Burundi (Rwenzoris S to Itombwe and Mt Kabobo), Kenya (Mt Kulal, Mt Elgon, W & C highlands), N & E Tanzania (Crater Highlands E to Mt Kilimanjaro, and Ngurus and Ukagurus S to Njombe), and Nyika Plateau on Zambia–Malawi border.
13 cm; 9–15 g. A medium-sized olive-and-yellow warbler with broad bill. Plumage is olive-green above, top of head uniform with mantle; short narrow yellow supercilium... read more
Song a short, varied medley, with sweet whistles, warbled notes and trills, lasting 4–7... read more
Rank growth and bushes along streams or in swampy valleys; edges or clearings in montane forest;... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, especially flies (Diptera). Often forages low down, but also in middle level thickets and in treetops to 20 m among canopy and... read more
Breeds mainly in rainy season; eggs laid Apr and Oct in S Sudan, Apr–Jun and Oct in DRCongo, Jul–Aug and Nov in W Kenya, Sept... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common within fragmented range in highlands of E Africa. Reasonably adaptable, and capable of thriving in secondary habitats. Not dependent... read more
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