French: Échenilleur de Petit German: Kongo-Raupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero de Petit
Cacongo (Landana), Cabinda, Angola
SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon S to NW Angola; also NE DRCongo, adjacent SW Uganda and W Kenya.
20 cm; 26–37 g. Male is black with greenish-blue gloss (forehead, belly, thighs and underwing-coverts unglossed); rectrices and remiges edged greenish-blue; iris deep... read more
Short whistled “seep”. Song a high-pitched “psiuu, tsi-tsi”; also high,... read more
Moist primary and secondary forest, including secondary growth, gallery forest and forest patches... read more
Food and feeding
Eats caterpillars (Lepidoptera), also flying insects and grasshoppers (Orthoptera). Forages unobtrusively in foliage of higher and middle... read more
Breeds in Feb–May in DRCongo and Jun in Uganda; courtship noted in Jun–Jul in Kenya; birds in breeding condition in Jul in... read more
Recorded as absent from Kivu, in E DRCongo, in Jul–Nov, possibly indicating some movements. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly known. Regarded as generally uncommon to locally frequent; locally common in W Kenya (Kakamega). This species’ numbers have presumably... read more
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