French: Pririt à taches blanches German: Weißbrauen-Lappenschnäpper Spanish: Batis carunculado tordo
Bitye, Dja River, southern Cameroon
SE Nigeria E to SW Central African Republic, S to Gabon and N Congo; E DRCongo (localities in E Equateur, Kasai, Uele, Ituri and Kivu).
9·5 cm; one bird 11·5 g. Very small, plump, almost tailless flycatcher-like bird with eye wattle. Male is largely black above, has forehead and crown feathers... read more
Songs composed of series of whistled notes, harsh churrs, grunts and explosive sounds. Territorial... read more
Mature forest in lowlands. In Cameroon recorded from 50 m in Korup National Park to 850–1250... read more
Food and feeding
Diet arthropods: beetles (Coleoptera), lepidopterans, bugs (Hemiptera), hymenopterans, termites (Isoptera), flies (Diptera) and... read more
Dependent juvenile in Apr in Nigeria and nest-building observed in Apr in Gabon; nest in Feb and indications of reproduction Nov–May... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. As a canopy bird, this species is difficult to see and probably overlooked. Variously recorded as common to uncommon; rare in Nigeria. In Cameroon,... read more
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