French: Jery à queue étagée German: Keilschwanz-Madagaskarsänger Spanish: Jiji colicuña
Other common names:
E. J. O. Hartert
Locally in forested areas of E Madagascar (except Sambirano region).
12–13 cm; 9–11 g. A fairly small, slender, warbler-like bird with long and graduated tail. Has pale eyering and supercilium, olive-green crown and upperparts;... read more
Shrill, reedy and nasal “tsee zeeezeezeezeezeezeezee zee zee”, sometimes preceded by... read more
Dense rainforest understorey. Most frequent at middle altitudes, 500–1400 m; scarce at lower... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects. Forages in forest understorey, moving actively through foliage, gleaning insects from leaves, sometimes hanging upside-down... read more
Little known. Recorded in Jan. Nest an oval ball, entrance on top at side, built from grasses and other vegetation, suspended 1–2 m... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Nowhere common; range fragmented. Perhaps at risk from habitat loss. Middle-altitude forest is less threatened... read more
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