French: Apalis à gorge blanche German: Weißkehl-Feinsänger Spanish: Prinia gorjiblanca
Chinchoxo, Cabinda, Angola
Subspecies and Distribution
S. l. leucopogon
(Cabanis, 1875) – SE Nigeria, Cameroon, S Central African Republic and DRCongo (except C, E & SE) S to N Angola and N Zambia.
S. l. reichenowi
(Hartlaub, 1890) – E DRCongo, S South Sudan, Uganda, SW Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and NW & W Tanzania.
13 cm; 10–15 g. A medium-sized, prinia-like warbler with conspicuous white throat and strongly graduated tail. Nominate race has crown and upperparts slate-grey,... read more
Song, often from exposed perch, occasionally up to 30 m high, a series of whistled notes or harsher... read more
Forest edge, riparian woodland, gallery forest, bracken and thickets, often near water; also dense... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly small insects and other invertebrates, including beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and spiders (Araneae).... read more
Breeds Apr–Sept in W Africa and Oct–Mar in C Africa; virtually all year (during and after both rainy seasons) in E Africa.... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to uncommon, but locally common. In Gabon, one group per 15 ha.
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