French: Crombec à sourcils blancs German: Weißbrauensylvietta Spanish: Crombec cejiblanco
Mount Elgon, Kenya–Uganda border
Subspecies and Distribution
S. l. chloronota
E. J. O. Hartert, 1920 – highlands of E DRCongo (W of L Edward S to S of Baraka, Mt Kabobo), SW Uganda (Kigezi), W Rwanda, W Burundi, and W Tanzania (Mt Mahare).
S. l. leucophrys
Sharpe, 1891 – W Uganda (Kibale Forest, Rwenzori), Mt Elgon and highlands of W & C Kenya.
9–9·5 cm; 8–13·5 g. Nominate race has broad white supercilium, contrasting chestnut-brown crown and chestnut band behind eye; upperparts dark olive-... read more
Song a short, clear, high-pitched “chir-wi-wee, chir-wi-wee-chew”, slightly trilled,... read more
Edges and more open parts of montane forest and bamboo zone; tangled thickets; bushes and low trees... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists of small insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars and eggs; also spiders (Araneae), small snails. Forages in... read more
Breeds Jun–Jul in DRCongo, Aug and Sept in Rwanda, Feb in Burundi, May–Jun in Uganda, and Dec, Jan and Mar–Jul in Kenya. Solitary and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Three disjunct populations, all of which are locally rather common and collectively are believed to be stable. Known from a... read more
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