French: Oxylabe à gorge blanche German: Weißkehl-Madagaskarsänger Spanish: Silvícola sirontsirona
J. F. Gmelin
N, NW & E Madagascar (Montagne d’Ambre, and Tsaratanana and Sambirano, S to Andohahela).
17–18 cm; 18–30 g. A large, stocky, babbler-like warbler with short wings, fairly long and stout bill, and rather long, strong legs. Has top and side of head... read more
Adults sing in duet, one partner giving short loud whistled sequence, “whit-treet tirooet teeoo”,... read more
Understorey of evergreen humid forest, from sea-level to 2000 m, mainly 800–1600 m. May... read more
Food and feeding
Small and medium-sized invertebrates, including spiders (Araneae), beetles (of family Scarabeidae), homopteran bugs, orthopterans. Forages... read more
Season Aug–Dec, often starting earlier than other rainforest birds. Nest cup-shaped, usually built 1–2 m above ground, often in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in humid E & N Madagascar forests over a wide altitudinal range. Present in all protected forest areas in its range, including Montagne d’... read more
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