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Jameson's Wattle-eye

From Opus

Platysteira jamesoni
Photo of male by Steve G Kakamega Forest, Kenya, July,  2011
Photo of male by Steve G
Kakamega Forest, Kenya, July, 2011


[edit] Identification

Length 9 cm. Blue-green eye wattles; black bill, legs and feet; chestnut patches extend from beneath the eyes down the sides of the neck; black throat and white lower breast and belly.

The male has glossy black upperparts whereas the upperparts of the female are dark grey.

[edit] Similar species

Red-cheeked Wattle-eye which has a larger chestnut cheek-patch; ranges do not overlap.

[edit] Distribution

North-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, southern Sudan, western Kenya, and northern Tanzania.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

This species is placed in the genus Dyaphorophyia by some authorities.[2]

[edit] Habitat

Forest understory and secondary growth.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Vocalisation

Whistled tsip tsip tseer and a monotonous tsip tsip tsip tsip....

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154

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