French: Stizorhin de Fraser German: Fraserdrossel Spanish: Zorzal de Fraser
Other common names:
Fraser's Rufous Thrush
Subspecies and Distribution
S. f. fraseri
(Strickland, 1844) – Bioko.
S. f. rubicunda
(Hartlaub, 1860) – SE Nigeria E to S Central African Republic and N DRCongo, S to NW Angola and NW Zambia.
S. f. vulpina
Reichenow, 1902 – S South Sudan, NE DRCongo and Uganda.
18–20 cm; 27–44 g. A short-billed, short-legged and rather stout, flycatcher-shaped thrush with a noticeably upright posture; has the habit of flirting the outer... read more
Territorial song a series of 4–5 high ascending whistles, “wiii-wiii-wiii-wiii”,... read more
Lowland primary forest and old secondary growth, typically occupying edge habitats such as light... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects c. 1 cm in length, especially ants (Hymenoptera), termites (Isoptera), beetles (Coleoptera) and flies (Diptera), also moths... read more
Breeding season closely tied to rains; Aug, Oct and Dec, also breeding-condition female and juvenile recorded in Mar, and spotted young in... read more
Sedentary in Gabon, and probably throughout range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common, but hard to detect, on Bioko. Common to locally abundant in NE Gabon, with density of c. 22 pairs/km². Common in Itombwe Mountains, in E... read more
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