French: Elminie à queue frangée German: Berghaubenschnäpper Spanish: Elminia coliblanca
Other common names: White-tipped Crested-flycatcher
Mount Elgon, Uganda and west Kenya.
See E. nigromitrata. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. a. albonotata
(Sharpe, 1891) – Mt Elgon E to C Kenya, and W Uganda S through Rift Valley to E DRCongo, SW Tanzania, NE Zambia and N Malawi.
E. a. subcaerulea
(Grote, 1923) – SE Kenya, E, C & S Tanzania, S Malawi and N Mozambique.
E. a. swynnertoni
(Neumann, 1908) – E Zimbabwe (Nyanga to Mt Selinda) and Mozambique (R Pungwe S to about Espungabera and E to Mt Gorongosa).
13 cm; 5–10 g. A small, crested, mostly dark grey or blackish flycatcher with long graduated tail. Male nominate race has entire head, chin, throat and nape bluish-... read more
Song a rather weak and unstructured jumble of sweet and buzzy notes interspersed with harsher... read more
Evergreen montane, submontane and hill forests, also in adjacent bracken, tall scrub and bamboo; in... read more
Food and feeding
Food items not well studied; presumably mostly small invertebrates, including ants (Hymenopterra), flies (Diptera), moths (Lepidoptera),... read more
Season May, Sept, Nov and Dec (breeding-condition males) in DRCongo, Sept in Uganda, Aug (breeding-condition male) in Burundi, Sept–... read more
Mostly resident. Some post-breeding dispersal from highest areas of range; in Malawi occurs in Mar... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common or locally common.
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