French: Jaunerolle aquatique German: Papyrusspötter Spanish: Zarcero picofino
Muhokya, near Lake George, Uganda
E DRCongo (L Edward, S of Virunga Volcanoes) and SW Uganda (lakes of Mutanda, Bunyoni, Edward and George), N & S Rwanda and N Burundi (Karuzi, Nduruma Valley, R Ruvubu along Tanzania border); also W Kenya (L Victoria).
c. 13·5 cm; 9·5–12·5 g (mention of 16·2 g in original HBW text apparently erroneous). A medium-sized olive-and-yellow warbler with long... read more
Song simple, a succession of short (0·5–0·8 seconds), rather plaintive,... read more
Primarily papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) swamp, locally also reed swamp and reedy lake edges.... read more
Food and feeding
Tiny insects. Forages at all levels in papyrus, typically over water, by hopping from stem to stem.
A female collected in early Jun in Kenya had recently laid, and a female was collected in breeding condition in May in Uganda. No other... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Known from just three small areas in C & E Africa, with an overall Extent of Occurrence estimated at 235,000 km² and a population of 10,000–20,000... read more
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