French: Rougegorge de Sharpe German: Braunbruströtel Spanish: Akelat de Sharpe
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. s. usambarae
Macdonald, 1940 – Usambaras, Nguru Mts and Mt Nilo, in EC Tanzania.
S. s. sharpei
(Shelley, 1903) – C & S Tanzania, N Malawi and adjacent NE Zambia.
12 cm; 12–15 g. Nominate race is brownish-olive above with short creamy supercilium, wings and tail dull brown; chin to breast and flanks orange-buff, latter paler with... read more
Song a simple thin reedy tinkling “chii chiddly chiddly”, accelerating at end and much-repeated.... read more
Dense understorey thickets of shrubs and creepers near running water in montane forest, especially... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates. Forages on ground, turning over leaf litter (in one observation co-operatively), and from low perch, dropping to ground or... read more
In Tanzania, breeding-condition birds Feb and copulation Jun in N, season Sept–Nov in S; Oct–Dec in Malawi. Nest an open deep... read more
Recorded in dry season (Jul–Aug) down to 600 m in Mwanihana Forest and Amani-Sigi Forest, in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA. Frequent to locally common. Population of 25–30 pairs in 75-ha forest (... read more
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