French: Pouillot à face rousse German: Braunwangen-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero carirrojo
Rwenzori Mountains, west Uganda.
See P. umbrovirens. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. laetus
(Sharpe, 1902) – NE & E DRCongo (Lendu Plateau and Rwenzori Mts S to Itombwe), SW Uganda, W Rwanda and W Burundi.
P. l. schoutedeni
(Prigogine, 1955) – E DRCongo (Mt Kabobo).
10–11 cm; 8–11 g. A small to medium-sized warbler with rounded wings and shortish tail, and distinctive reddish-buff face. Nominate race has reddish-buff to warm... read more
Call a sharp or piercing “sip sip”. Song, frequently given for long periods, loud, of two or three... read more
Highland forest, mainly primary forest and gallery forest between 1200 m and 3100 m, especially in... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small insects, particularly bugs (Hemiptera) and small beetles (Coleoptera), also spiders (Araneae); larvae also taken. Usually... read more
Poorly known. Recorded in Jan, Feb and Aug–Sept. Nest a ball of moss, dry leaves, plant fibres and feathers, placed c. 50 cm up in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Locally common within relatively small range. Sparsely distributed in Uganda,... read more
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