French: Poliolaïs à queue blanche German: Weißschwanzsänger Spanish: Camaróptera coliblanca
Subspecies and Distribution
P. l. manengubae
Serle, 1949 – Highland White-tailed Warbler – highlands of SE Nigeria and SW Cameroon (except Mt Cameroon).
P. l. alexanderi
Bannerman, 1915 – Mount Cameroon White-tailed Warbler – Mt Cameroon, in SW Cameroon.
P. l. lopezi
(Alexander, 1903) – Bioko White-tailed Warbler – Bioko.
10 cm; 11–14 g. A tiny forest warbler with fine, longish bill and short and square, white-sided tail with ten feathers. Male nominate race has crown and side of head,... read more
Song a regular series of thin, clear high-pitched notes (c. 1 per second), “hweet-hweet-hweet-peeit... read more
Dense, moist understorey of intermediate and montane forest, including forest edge and clearings.... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects. Forages in pairs or small groups, usually close to ground; moves restlessly within dense vegetation, searching leaves... read more
Breeds Oct–Feb, at end of rains and into dry season, in Cameroon; Nov–Jan on Bioko. Probably monogamous; solitary, territorial... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near-threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Cameroon Mountains EBA. Confined to higher-altitude forests within a very... read more
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