French: Akalat à poitrine écaillée German: Schuppenbrust-Laubdrossling Spanish: Tordina pechiescamada
Other common names: Scaly-breasted Thrush-babbler
Reichenow, 1887, .
Subspecies and Distribution
I. a. barakae
(F. J. Jackson, 1906) – SE Central African Republic, NE DRCongo, extreme S South Sudan, W, SW & S Uganda and W Kenya.
I. a. albipectus
(Reichenow, 1887) – W & NC DRCongo.
I. a. trensei
(Meise, 1978) – NW Angola.
14 cm; 25–38 g. Nominate race has crown dark greyish-olive with darker scaling, upperparts, including upperwing, dark rufescent brown, tail dark brown; lores and cheek... read more
Song, throughout year, variable, apparently geographically. In Kakamega Forest (Kenya) and Kibale... read more
Dense ground cover and areas with good leaf litter in lowland primary forest, seasonal swamp-forest... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates, including ants (Formicidae), small beetles (Coleoptera), worker and soldier termites (Isoptera), other insects and their... read more
Bird in breeding condition in Jun in Central African Republic; breeds all year in DRCongo, Aug–Nov in Sudan, and Mar–Jul, Sept... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in SE Central African Republic; abundant in Congo Basin of C DRCongo; uncommon in Imatong Mts, in SE Sudan. Widespread and locally common,... read more
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