Family Crombecs and allies (Macrosphenidae)

Endangered

Pulitzer's Longbill (Macrosphenus pulitzeri)


Taxonomy

French: Nasique de Pulitzer German: Angola-Bülbülgrasmücke Spanish: Picolargo de Pulitzer
Taxonomy:

Macrosphenus pulitzeri

Boulton

, 1931,

Chingoroi, 2200 feet [c. 670 m], Benguela district, Angola

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Escarpment of W Angola from Cuanza Sul (Gabela) S to N Namibe (Camucui).

Descriptive notes

c. 12 cm. A rather small, dull brown, short-tailed, thin-billed warbler. Top of head, upperparts and tail are olive-brown, side of head greyer, flight-feathers edged olive-... read more

Voice

Undescribed.

Habitat

Dry evergreen forest, secondary forest and secondary bush, between 300 m and 1030 m; possibly able... read more

Food and feeding

Insects. Forages restlessly, very low down, almost to ground level, usually concealed in dense foliage.

Breeding

Birds in breeding condition in Sept and Dec. No other information.

Movements

Apparently sedentary.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Western Angola EBA. Estimated global population fewer than 1000 individuals. Poorly known; has very small, fragmented range... read more

Recommended citation

Pearson, D. (2019). Pulitzer's Longbill (Macrosphenus pulitzeri). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58843 on 17 February 2019).