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Pink-footed Puffback

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DisplayPhoto by Tib78Ruhija, Buhoma, Uganda, December 2014
Photo by Tib78
Ruhija, Buhoma, Uganda, December 2014
Dryoscopus angolensis


[edit] Identification

Length 15-16 cm.

Male: Plain grey back and wings, pale grey breast and flanks. The eyes are dark.

Female: Grey crown and nape, brown back and rufous throat and breast.

[edit] Distribution

Discontinuous in Africa between 5°N and 13°S. Eastern Nigeria to southern Sudan, western Kenya and Angola.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Dryoscopus angolensis has three subspecies[1]:

  • D. a. angolensis:
  • D. a. nandensis:
  • D. a. kungwensis:
  • Western Tanzania (Kungwe-Mahare region)

[edit] Habitat

Canopy and edge of tropical moist montane and submontane forest.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Vocalization

Includes a loud chow chow chow and a dry trrrrrr.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from

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