French: Gobemouche argenté German: Silberschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas plateado
SW & extreme S Sudan, South Sudan, SW Ethiopia (type collected in the NW at Gondar#R), N & E Uganda, W Kenya and N Tanzania (S to C Tabora and N Dodoma).
18 cm; 22–23 g. Has head and upperparts pale bluish-grey, on neck this colour extending forward in blunt point between throat and breast side; sometimes an olive-tinged... read more
Song sweet and rich, like that of a thrush (Turdus) or a robin-chat (Cossypha),... read more
Acacia (Acacia) grassland and semi-arid bushland with scattered large trees; occurs also... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mostly small and wingless ones, including many ants (Formicidae); captive birds ate locusts (Acrididae) and coleopteran mealworms... read more
Breeds in wet and dry seasons; May–Aug in Sudan, and Apr–May and Sept–Feb in E Africa. Monogamous; solitary nester. Nest... read more
Normally resident; several extralimital and out-of-habitat records in Kenya and NE Tanzania suggest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common to abundant in much of its range; scarce to rare at N limits of range in Sudan and Ethiopia.
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