French: Pririt du Rwenzori German: Ruwenzorischnäpper Spanish: Batis del Rwenzori
F. J. Jackson
Albertine Rift in E DRCongo (Rwenzori Mts S to Mt Kabobo), extreme W Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
11–12 cm; 8–15·5 g. Small flycatcher-like and shrike-like bird with contrasting black, grey and white colours. Male is dark grey above, with glossy bluish-black... read more
Series of simple whistles, repeated at intervals of 2 seconds or more; low ventriloquial whistle... read more
Inhabits montane evergreen forest; most abundant in bamboo forest, but accepts mixed forest and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects: mainly beetles (Coleoptera) recorded, once a caterpillar of 50 mm, also other lepidopterans, and flies (Diptera). Keeps in... read more
Birds with brood patch in Aug and Oct, female in Nov had recently laid, and juveniles found in all months except Feb; probably prolonged... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Locally quite common, e.g. density recorded of 2–3 pairs/10 ha in optimum... read more
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