French: Échenilleur à ventre blanc German: Weißbrust-Raupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero pechiblanco
Jardine and Selby
S Senegal S to Sierra Leone and E to South Sudan, W Ethiopia, NW Kenya and N Uganda, and from S & E DRCongo, Rwanda, Burundi and W & S Tanzania S to Angola, NE Namibia, N Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and extreme NE South Africa.
25–27 cm; 49–58 g. Male has black preorbital region and white eyering; grey on head and upperparts and from chin to upper breast, paler on forehead and darker on... read more
Fairly loud, long, high-pitched, rather buzzing downslurred whistle lasting 1–1·5... read more
N of equator occurs in mature savanna woodland and bushy savanna with open groves of tall trees,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, especially caterpillars (Lepidoptera), also orthopterans, hymenopterans (including ants), termites (Isoptera) and mantids (... read more
Breeds mainly from end of dry season and through rains; Jun in Gambia, Jan in Ghana, Sept in SE DRCongo, Oct–Feb and May in Malawi,... read more
Largely resident; seasonal movements in some areas. In Sudan, some move N in rains; in Central... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally locally frequent to uncommon in N of range, but rare in Rwanda and Kenya; common in Angola; mainly uncommon S from Malawi and Zimbabwe, and... read more
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