Family Cisticolas and allies (Cisticolidae)

Least Concern

Stripe-throated Jery (Neomixis striatigula)


Taxonomy

French: Grande Éroesse German: Streifenkehlsänger Spanish: Jiji goliestriado
Taxonomy:

Neomixis striatigula

Sharpe

, 1881,

Fianarantsoa, south-east Madagascar

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Hitherto treated as conspecific with N. pallidior (which see). Race sclateri sometimes subsumed into nominate. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution
  • N. s. sclateri Delacour, 1931 – NE Madagascar (S at least to Fanovana, but S limit unclear#R).
  • N. s. striatigula Sharpe, 1881 – EC & SE Madagascar (N at least to Fianarantsoa, but N limit unclear#R).
  • Descriptive notes

    12 cm. A fairly small, green forest warbler with well-marked blackish eyestripe and pale yellowish supercilium usually extending well behind eye, pale greyish-green ear-... read more

    Voice

    Song (can be given for very long periods) a series of high-pitched, melodious notes, rising to a... read more

    Habitat

    Wide range of woodland and forest habitats, from primary rainforest and adjacent secondary growth... read more

    Food and feeding

    Diet mainly insects, gleaned from foliage and twigs. Forages high in rainforest canopy, often in mixed-species flocks with newtonias (... read more

    Breeding

    Little known. Breeds during summer rains, Nov–Jan. Male sings from prominent perch. Nest undescribed. Clutch 3–5 bluish-white eggs marked... read more

    Movements

    Little known; presumably mostly resident.

    Status and conservation

    Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common in much of range; local and uncommon in SE (nominate race). Known from a number of protected areas, e.g. Marojejy... read more

    Recommended citation

    Ryan, P. & Kirwan, G.M. (2019). Stripe-throated Jery (Neomixis striatigula). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58564 on 26 August 2019).