French: Pririt des Woodward German: Zuluschnäpper Spanish: Batis de Woodward
Lake St Lucia, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
S Malawi, SE Zimbabwe, lowland S Mozambique and NE South Africa (extreme N KwaZulu-Natal); recorded also from two localities (Netia, Mirrote) near R Lurio, in N Mozambique.
10·5 cm; 10·3–13·8g. Small flycatcher-like and shrike-like bird with contrasting black, greenish-grey and white (and some rufous) colours. Male is grey above, with... read more
Contact call a slowly repeated double-noted “chip-chop”. Song a rather slow and deliberate ringing... read more
Closed-canopy evergreen forest and thicket, dune-forest and riverine forest; in semi-evergreen... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects. Forages in middle to lower strata, in understorey and at edges. Often feeds only a few centimetres above ground. Makes... read more
Breeds in Oct–Nov in S part of range. Territorial, in pairs or family groups. Nest a small, rather loosely constructed cup of fine... read more
Resident. Small-scale local movements into adjacent woodland habitat in non-breeding season.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally up to 10 pairs/10 ha in its restricted habitat in Malawi; occurs in Lengwe National Park. Population in N Mozambique discovered in 1932, and... read more
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