French: Apalis du Sierra Leone German: Hochland-Feinsänger Spanish: Prinia de Sierra Leona
Other common names:
Birwa Peak, Sierra Leone
Locally in highlands of Guinea (Dalaba, Pic de Fon, Pic de Tibé, Mt Tétini), NE Sierra Leone (Loma Mts, Tingi Hills), N Liberia (Mt Nimba, Kitoma Mts, Bele) and W Ivory Coast (Man, Sipilou and possibly Mt Nimba).
13 cm; 12–14 g. A rather nondescript, prinia-like warbler with conspicuous pale eye, strongly graduated tail. Has crown and upperparts fairly pale grey, narrowly... read more
Individuals call singly, partners duet and groups chorus together; repetitive series of high-... read more
Forest edge, riparian scrub and thickets along mountain streams. Occurs at 600–1600 m, mainly... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects, including beetles (Coleoptera). Forages in low and middle strata along forest edge, often in small groups. Unlike Prinia... read more
Little known. Food-carrying adult and birds with enlarged gonads and brood patches in Sept–Oct; presumed breeding adult had tail bent... read more
Little known; presumably resident.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in Upper Guinea Forests EBA. Believed to be scarce and uncommon, with estimated population in the range 1000–2500 mature... read more
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