French: Gobemouche de Berlioz German: Gelbaugen-Drongoschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Berlioz
Meloenornis [sic] ardesiaca
Mbwahi, west of Lake Kivu, c. 2000 m, DRCongo
Mountain forests of Albertine Rift in SW Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest), W Rwanda, Burundi and E DRCongo (W of L Edward to Ruzizi area, and Itombwe Highlands to N end of L Tanganyika).
c. 18 cm; 26–35 g. Chin, lores and forehead are blackish; plumage otherwise entirely dark blue-grey, slightly paler on belly and flanks, with primaries and secondaries... read more
Calls a rasping “raap, raap” and harsh “tch-tchec”.
Edges of primary and secondary forest and forest clearings; also at bottoms and on slopes of open... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and beetles (Coleoptera). Solitary or in pairs, or in family groups of 3–4 birds; does... read more
Jan–Apr in DRCongo. Monogamous; territorial. Nest a loosely built cup of two types of soft green moss, lined with fine stems and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Fairly common in Uganda; frequent and locally common in DRCongo. No information... read more
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