French: Pouillot à gorge jaune German: Rotscheitel-Laubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero gorjigualdo
Durban, South Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
P. r. ochrogularis
(Moreau, 1941) – Ochre-throated Woodland-warbler – W Tanzania (Mahale Mts).
P. r. minullus
(Reichenow, 1905) – SE Kenya (Taita Hills) and NE & E Tanzania (S to Ulugurus).
P. r. johnstoni
(W. L. Sclater, 1927) – S Tanzania and Malawi S to NE Zambia and NW Mozambique.
P. r. quelimanensis
(Vincent, 1933) – NC Mozambique (Mt Namuli).
P. r. alacris
(Clancey, 1969) – E Zimbabwe and W Mozambique (Mt Gorongosa).
P. r. ruficapilla
(Sundevall, 1850) – Yellow-throated Woodland-warbler – E South Africa (E Northern Province S to KwaZulu-Natal), W Swaziland and E Lesotho.
P. r. voelckeri
(Roberts, 1941) – S South Africa (S Western Cape E along coast to E Eastern Cape).
11–12 cm; 6·2–10·2 g. A medium-sized, compact leaf-warbler with distinctive brown or reddish-brown on forehead and crown. Nominate race has supercilium, cheek,... read more
Call a plaintive “tieuu” or “wittee”, also high-pitched “zit-zit”; grating “peee-trrrrr” as alarm.... read more
Moist evergreen forest (mostly edges and clearings) and woodland and bamboo. Up to 2350 m in E... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly insects, spiders (Araneae) and larvae. Forages alone or in pairs, in non-breeding season in small groups. Active in middle to... read more
Sept–Dec/early Jan. Monogamous. Nest a ball of moss, soft plant fibres and feathers, placed on ground or in low bush, fern or mossy... read more
Resident, but some altitudinal movements. In non-breeding season occurs down to 600 m in Malawi;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common throughout most of range. Common in Nguru Mts, in Tanzania. Recorded densities of 10 singing males/10 ha in Malawi.
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