French: Grive d’Oberländer German: Oberländerdrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Oberlaender
Geocichla gurneyi oberlaenderi
between Beni and Mawambi, north-eastern DRCongo
NE DRCongo (Ituri, Kivu) and SW Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest; may no longer exist in Bwamba Forest).
19–20 cm; 41–48 g. Head rufous-brown, with broken white eyering and blackish subocular smudge; darkish olive-rufous upperparts, with darker wing-coverts, and two... read more
Song a rambling series of endlessly varied phrases of 2–12 sweet, fluty, mellow whistles,... read more
Primary lowland and transitional forest, 700–1300 m in north of range, 1080–1420 m in... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including slugs, and insect larvae such as caterpillars.
Nest found in May–Jun and breeding-condition bird in Jul in Uganda, and fledglings seen in Mar and Sept in DRCongo; probably breeds... read more
Probably sedentary; possible local movement suggested by fact that all Ugandan specimens were... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Eastern Zaïre Lowlands EBA. Known only from three areas in DRCongo (... read more
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