French: Bagadais à ventre roux German: Gabunbrillenvanga Spanish: Prionopo ventrirrojo
Mozambique; error = Gabon
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. rufiventris
(Bonaparte, 1853) – S Cameroon E to S Central African Republic and NW DRCongo, S to Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo and N Angola (Cabinda).
P. r. mentalis
(Sharpe, 1884) – C & NE DRCongo and W Uganda.
20–22 cm; 37–63 g. Nominate race has most of head from crown and nape down to ear-coverts, cheek and chin blue-grey, whiter on forehead, lores and around eye,... read more
Highly vocal. Song lengthy and constant fluid "tyooyoo". Common call a harsh and strident... read more
Primary forest, including both open-canopy and closed-canopy forest and forest on slopes; also... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects, e.g. beetles (Coleoptera), butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera), caterpillars, cicadas (Cicadidae), grasshoppers (Orthoptera... read more
Poorly known. Egg-laying apparently May–Jul and Nov–Dec. Likely co-operative breeder. Territorial, and all group-members... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Frequent to common across large parts of range. Formerly occurred in Rwanda, but now extinct there. Seems to have decreased in Bwamba and Bugoma... read more
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