French: Cubla à pieds roses German: Blassfuß-Schneeballwürger Spanish: Cubla patirrosada
Bembe, Loanda Province [= Uíge], Angola
Subspecies and Distribution
D. a. boydi
Bannerman, 1938 – extreme SE Nigeria, Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea (Mbini).
D. a. angolensis
Hartlaub, 1860 – S Gabon, S Congo, SW DRCongo and NW Angola.
D. a. nandensis
Sharpe, 1900 – extreme S South Sudan, NE & E DRCongo, W & S Uganda, extreme NW Tanzania, W Rwanda, NW Burundi and W Kenya.
D. a. kungwensis
Moreau, 1941 – Mt Kungwe Mahale (Mahare), in SW Tanzania.
15–17 cm; 35–40 g. Distinctive puffback with bill comparatively short (shorter than head), quite slender, and not strongly hooked. Male nominate race has forehead... read more
Not very vocal. Variety of harsh, clipped calls, "jack", "djik", "chit-tup" and "jyoop-jyoop"; also... read more
Mature montane forest at intermediate altitudes, but sometimes down to sea-level, also old second... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly beetles (Coleoptera), also grasshoppers (Acrididae) and caterpillars. Keeps mainly in foliage high up in trees, although... read more
Barely known. Birds in breeding condition in Apr in Cameroon; various evidence of breeding in Jan, Apr–Jun and Nov in E DRCongo (... read more
Resident. Records on Cameroon coast suggest that part of Mt Cameroon population may move to lower... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to uncommon. Range highly fragmented, with main centres in W Cameroon, NW Angola, Rift Valley mountains, and isolated montane outliers... read more
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