French: Rougegorge de Tanzanie German: Rubehorötel Spanish: Akelat de Rubeho
Beresford et al.
Mafwemiro Forest, in the Rubeho Mountains of Tanzania
C Tanzania, in Rubeho Highlands, Wota Forest (Wota Mts) and Ukaguru Mts, also Milawilila Forest (NE of Uluguru Mts)#R.
c. 14 cm. Plumage is dark slate above, with coppery wash especially on rump and trailing edge of tail; forehead to nape tawny-olive, feathers of lores and above eyes tipped... read more
Song unknown. Nasal dry rattles, “t-t-t-rrrr” or “trrr-rrr-rrr”, which may be repeated for long... read more
Understorey of montane forest, at 1800–2200 m.
Food and feeding
Presumably small arthropods. Feeds on ground and low branches, making short spurts and sallies. Probably attends driver-ant swarms.
Immature judged to be 2 months old captured in Jun, so eggs probably laid in Mar, at start of “long rains”. No other information available.
One individual trapped at 400 m in foothills of Uluguru Mts in Aug, suggesting that dry-season... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Previously considered not globally threatened. Appears to be fairly common within small range. However, habitat loss and fragmentation is thought to be reducing... read more
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