French: Cossyphe à gorge rousse German: Rotkehl-Braunschwanz Spanish: Alete gorjirrojo
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. p. poliophrys
(Sharpe, 1902) – NE & E DRCongo (N to Rwenzori Mts), W Uganda (Rwenzori Mts, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Echuya Forest Reserve), W Rwanda and W Burundi.
C. p. kaboboensis
(Prigogine, 1957) – Mt Kabobo, in E DRCongo.
15 cm; 30–45 g. Nominate race has black crown encircled by broad grey line from forehead through supercilium to nape; mantle to rump rufous-chestnut, wings and tail... read more
Song, given noisily and monotonously, consists of single downslurred whistle, “piiiyuu... read more
Montane forest, high-altitude gallery forest and wooded ravines, at lower edge of bamboo zone, 1300... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including insects such as beetles, flies and army ants, spiders, earthworms and snails. Forages on ground in short rushes at... read more
Sept–Oct in Rwanda; Mar in Uganda; Sept–Jul, probably all year, in DRCongo. Nest a cup of green moss lined with dry moss stems... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Common within restricted range.
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