French: Sentinelle dorée German: Panganipieper Spanish: Bisbita de Pangani
Pangani River, east Tanzania
S & SE Somalia, SE Kenya (S on coast to Mombasa) and NE Tanzania (Arusha, W Tanga).
19–20 cm; 36·6–43 g. Male has orange-yellow supercilium to above eye, white behind eye, cinnamon-brown ear-coverts; above, dark olive-brown to brownish-... read more
Song, from perch, a rapidly repeated descending “teeoo”, or “syeet syeet syeet, churrie churrie... read more
Dry grassland with acacia trees (Acacia) and bushes, and coastal grassland; also on higher... read more
Food and feeding
Prey includes insects, notably beetles (Coleoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), termites (Isoptera), and small moths and their larvae (... read more
In all months except Aug and Oct in Kenya and Tanzania. Monogamous; solitary nester. Nest built by female, with male in attendance, a cup... read more
Presumed resident in Somalia. Probably some local movements in Kenya; has been noted as absent from... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in Somalia, occurring in narrow strip within 100 km of SE coast. Common in Kenya, where fairly common through year in Tsavo East National... read more
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