French: Gonolek soufré German: Orangebrustwürger Spanish: Bubú azufrado
Other common names:
Lanius (Tchagra) sulfureopectus
no locality = Senegal
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. sulfureopectus
(Lesson, 1831) – S Senegal and N Sierra Leone E to Central African Republic, SW Sudan, W South Sudan, N DRCongo and W Uganda.
C. s. similis
(A. Smith, 1836) – S South Sudan, SE Sudan, Ethiopia, S Somalia, SW & E DRCongo, E Uganda and Kenya S to Angola, N Namibia, N & E Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and E South Africa.
17–19 cm; male 24–34 g, female 24–32 g. Male nominate race has forehead, forecrown and long superciliary stripe bright yellow, lores black, ear-coverts... read more
Song of presumed male, from within upper canopy of prominent tree or from near top of thick bush,... read more
Wide variety of woody vegetation, mainly rather low and with dense foliage, including acacia (... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects, including bees, wasps and other Hymenoptera, caterpillars and other larvae, mantises (Mantidae), beetles (Coleoptera);... read more
Breeds in Mar–Jun in Mali, May–Jul in Ghana and Nigeria, Aug–Sept in Sudan, Apr–May in Ethiopia, Feb–Jun in... read more
Generally resident, but evidence of seasonal movements in Uganda and S Malawi, and a partial... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Has wide distribution across nearly all sub-Saharan Africa except for Congo Basin, the Horn, and SW Africa. Generally not uncommon in W Africa;... read more
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