French: Cossyphe à flancs olive German: Olivflankenrötel Spanish: Cosifa anómala
Other common names:
Olive-flanked Ground Robin
Mulanje Plateau, Malawi
Mt Mulanje (S Malawi) and Mt Namuli and Mt Chiperone (N Mozambique).
14–15 cm; 21–28·1 g. Adult is olive-brown from crown to mid-back and darker wings, shading to chestnut rump and chestnut-brown tail; grey forehead and pre-ocular supercilium... read more
Song a series of a standard phrase consisting of 4–7 simple high whistles, “one-three-... read more
Inhabits the dense understorey of montane and mid-altitude rainforest, at 1000–2300 m on Mt Mulanje... read more
Food and feeding
Only insects reported. Forages mainly on ground or on logs, but also in low shrubs; occasionally sallies to bark. Regularly flicks wings... read more
No published information. Territory size 1–1·5 ha on Muretha Plateau (Mt Namuli, Mozambique).
Probably sedentary or mainly so, but recorded at 900 m in dry season (Aug) on Mt Mulanje (Malawi),... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered to be Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: confined to Tanzania–Malawi mountains EBA. Overall population is wholly... read more
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