French: Mégalure à ailes blanches German: Bindenbuschsänger Spanish: Zarzalero aliblanco
Other common names:
Faradje, Upper Uelle district, DRCongo
Locally in NE & E DRCongo (NE Uele and E Ituri, Kivu), SW & SE Uganda (Toro, W Ankole, Kigezi, and Sizibwa Swamp), N, C & E Rwanda and C & E Burundi; also SW Kenya (L Victoria, from Yala Swamp S to Kisumu and Kendu Bay) and N Zambia (R Luapula).
16·5–17 cm; 19–26 g. A large, dark Bradypterus with heavily streaked breast, whitish patches on carpal area of wing, and fairly long bulky, well-... read more
Song of “bouncing-ball” pattern, a series of short, low-pitched, far-carrying notes, starting... read more
Interior of dense papyrus (Cyperus) swamps; in Rwanda, also mixed papyrus-... read more
Food and feeding
Insects. Forages in lower part of papyrus among old decaying vegetation; creeps with mouse-like movements.
No information. Probably nests in Apr–Jun in Kenya.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Has a limited and highly fragmented range in C & E Africa, where restricted mainly to papyrus. Locally common, and abundant in river systems of C... read more
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