French: Prinia de Sao Tomé German: São-Tomé-Prinie Spanish: Prinia de Santo Tomé
São Tomé, Gulf of Guinea
São Tomé, in Gulf of Guinea.
13 cm; 8–9 g. A plain prinia with rufous head, long tail strongly graduated. Male has chestnut face, rufous-brown crown merging into grey on nape; upperparts grey,... read more
Highly vocal; song rather variable, a series of monotonously repeated, high-pitched, rather... read more
Occurs in low undergrowth and understorey vegetation in wide range of habitats at all elevations,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and caterpillars (Lepidoptera); also some vegetable matter. Usually in pairs, but often... read more
Nesting in Aug–Mar, mainly Oct–Dec. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial. In display, thought to be sexual, two birds... read more
Little known; presumably resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sao Tomé EBA. Abundant within its tiny range. Has probably benefited from human activities on the island; common... read more
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