Neomixis striatigula pallidior
Ampotaka, south-western Madagascar.
Hitherto treated as conspecific with N. striatigula, but differs in its paler upperparts (1); much sharper, narrower grey streaks on yellower, less olive breast (2); buffier vs greyish-white flanks (1); pale olive-grey fringes to tips of outer rectrices (ns); apparently pale (or paler) vs blackish base to lower mandible (ns); slightly shorter bill (on very small sample size of nominate, although morphometry indicated as a factor in possible specific rank#R; at least 1); drier, more open vs closed-canopy habitat (1); song with unique “chained phrases” (2) and repeated notes at stable vs varying pitch (2). Shows weaker reaction to song of N. striatigula than to its own#R but key summary of vocal differences#R slightly simplifies situation where species approach each other: songs of birds at Andohahela (reportedly nominate striatigula), only c. 20 km from Tolagnaro where present species occurs, are closer to present species than those of birds elsewhere in range of nominate N. striatigula, but differ as described above. Monotypic.
SW Madagascar (from R Manambolo to Tolagnaro).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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