French: Gonolek des papyrus German: Papyruswürger Spanish: Bubú de los papiros
Mufumbiro Volcanoes = Vichumbi, Lake Edward, DRCongo
Uganda (mainly W & S), Rwanda, Burundi, extreme E DRCongo (Vichumbi, Rutshuru), NW Tanzania, and SW Kenya (shores of L Victoria SE to Kisumu, Yala Swamp and Kendu Bay).
17–19 cm; male 45–46 g, unsexed 34–46 g. Has forehead, crown, nape and central hindneck dull golden-yellow; lores, areas just above and below eye, ear-... read more
Calls or sings in duet, a double, hollow, gong-like "pyo-pyop" given alone or answered... read more
Confined to papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) swamps and beds, mainly the interior of large ones,... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly small insects, such as myrmecine ants, beetles (including families Curculionidae, Carabidae, Elateridae and Staphylinidae), flies (... read more
Very few data. Eggs in Jun, Sept–Dec (mainly Sept) and Feb in Kenya; sings Feb–Mar. Doubtless territorial; once seen to chase... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Recent population estimate of c. 2,000,000 adults. Thought to be potentially at risk owing to its specialized,... read more
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