French: Pririt d’Erlanger German: Kongoschnäpper Spanish: Batis de Erlanger
Other common names:
Von Erlanger's Batis
Batis minor erlangeri
Garamulata, near Harar, Ethiopia
Subspecies and Distribution
B. e. erlangeri
Neumann, 1907 – N of equatorial forest belt: from extreme SE Nigeria (Mambilla Plateau)#R, C Cameroon (Mt Kupe and Mt Oku, and recorded S to Mt Cameroon and Yaoundé area) and S Chad E to S Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia, S to E DRCongo, Burundi, NW Tanzania and W Kenya.
B. e. congoensis
Neumann, 1907 – S of equatorial forest belt: from Gabon and S Congo E to S DRCongo (lower Congo, Kasai) and S to N Angola.
11 cm; 8·3–14 g. Small flycatcher-like and shrike-like bird with contrasting black, grey, white and some rufous. Male has crown and mantle jet-black (some... read more
Monotonous pure and clear penetrating whistled notes; varies regionally in modulation. Call always... read more
Secondary forest, woodland, wooded grassland, large gardens. To at least 1600 m in Kenya, and in... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects. Forages at all levels, from undergrowth to canopy; not known to come to ground. Makes short sallies; captures insects one by... read more
Season varies with region: Jan–Apr in Cameroon, Jan–Apr in Sudan and Mar–Jun in Uganda; in DRCongo, Mar–May in N... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Generally a common species of the moist guinean savanna in Cameroon, from border of forest to Adamawa Plateau. Common in Angola; reasonably common in Kenya.... read more
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