French: Cossyphe du Cholo German: Thyolobraunschwanz Spanish: Alete de Cholo
Other common names: Cholo Alethe
W. L. Sclater, 1927,
Thyolo (Cholo) Mt, south Malawi.
Two subspecies recognized.
17–19 cm; 41 g. Nominate race resembles C. fuelleborni, but head plainer and browner, white chin and throat clearly demarcated from buff-washed grey mid-breast... read more
Song a series of phrases of 3–4 notes lasting 2–2·5 seconds, “tyerr... read more
Mid-elevation evergreen forest, often near edges, in areas of dense undergrowth to fairly open... read more
Food and feeding
Only insects recorded, including army ants, beetles and larvae. Forages on ground amid leaf litter, and gleans prey from trunks and leaves... read more
Sept, Nov and Jan in Malawi; Sept, and juvenile in Dec, in Mozambique. Only nest found was a cup of green moss lined with dry tendrils, 4 m... read more
Mainly sedentary; some altitudinal movement in Malawi, where suggested to descend to 700 m on Mt... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered Endangered. Restricted-range species: present in Tanzania-Malawi Mountains EBA. Global population placed at 2500–5000 mature... read more
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