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Length 15-16 cm, mass 18-26 g.
Adult: Head and throat slate-grey with white spots (usually concealed) on the lower throat and forehead. Back olive-green and breast and belly orange-yellow. Yellow windows in the tail are obvious in flight.
Pogonocichla stellata has ten subspecies:
Breeds in the understorey of Afromontane forest. An altitudinal migrant; when not breeding, uses a wider variety of well-wooded habitats (including gardens and riverine forest).
Usually solitary. Forages in understory and canopy, mainly for invertebrates (mainly beetles); also eats small fruit and small invertebrates (such as small frogs).
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