French: Akalat à poitrine blanche German: Grauwangen-Laubdrossling Spanish: Tordina pechipálida
Other common names:
Subspecies and Distribution
I. r. extrema
(Bates, 1930) – Sierra Leone E to Ghana.
I. r. rufipennis
(Sharpe, 1872) – S & E Nigeria E to SW Central African Republic, Congo, NW Angola, NE DRCongo, S Uganda, extreme NW Tanzania and W & SW Kenya.
I. r. bocagei
(Salvadori, 1903) – Bioko.
13–15 cm; 18–32 g. Nominate race has crown, lores, cheek, upperparts and tail dark rufous-brown (crown sometimes greyer in E of range), very slight pale eyering,... read more
Song, singly or as duet or trio, all year in Gabon (less intensively in long dry season), very... read more
Dense undergrowth in primary and secondary humid broadleaf lowland, transition and montane... read more
Food and feeding
Small invertebrates and their eggs, including moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), crickets (Orthoptera), beetles including elaterid... read more
Season Oct–Feb in Sierra Leone, Jun–Jan in Liberia, Dec–Mar in Ghana, Dec–May and Jul–Aug in Cameroon, Jun... read more
Resident. Four ringed individuals recaptured at ringing sites two, seven and 14 months later; two... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common in Sierra Leone (e.g. Gola Forest) and SE Guinea. Although described as uncommon at Mt Nimba and in Yapo Forest, in... read more
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