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Papyrus Gonolek

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Laniarius mufumbiri
Sexes similarPhoto  ©  by Michael HooperKyenjojo, Uganda, Africa, October, 2018
Sexes similar
Photo © by Michael Hooper
Kyenjojo, Uganda, Africa, October, 2018


[edit] Identification

Length 19-20 cm.

Adult: Black upperparts with yellow crown and white wing bar. Orange-red underparts with white undertail coverts.

Juvenile: Matt-black upperparts and dull red and buff underparts.

[edit] Distribution

Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.[2]

[edit] Habitat

Papyrus swamps, mainly below 1500 m.

[edit] Status

Classified as Near Threatened in the 2008 IUCN Red List.[1]

[edit] Behaviour

Usually in pairs.

[edit] Vocalisation

A whistled duet.

[edit] References

  1. BirdLife International (2008) Species factsheet: Laniarius mufumbiri. Downloaded from on 12/8/2008.
  2. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at

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