Cinnyris mediocris usambaricus
Mlalo, near Lushoto, west Usambara.
Until recently considered conspecific with C. mediocris and C. fuelleborni, but molecular evidence invoked to produce split#R. Differs from both species in its apparently anomalous song#R (but only one recording) involving shorter well-separated phrases (3) of identical notes repeated (3); notably shorter tail (allow 2). Differs from C. mediocris also in its notably longer bill (allow 2); narrower red breastband (1); and royal-blue vs paler blue uppertail-coverts (1). From C. fuelleborni also in its much narrower red breastband (2); royal-blue vs violet-blue uppertail-coverts (1); and female with paler, yellower mid-belly vs belly continuously olive (1). Monotypic.
SE Kenya (Taita Hills) and NE Tanzania (Usambara Mts).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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