Disambiguation: The Brown-crowned Tchagra has also been called Three-streaked Tchagra
- Tchagra jamesi
Length 16-17 cm; a small tchagra.
Adult: Head grey with black eye stripes and black crown stripe (the latter is very narrow and may be inconspicuous). Body grey with rufous wings.
Juvenile: Similar to the adult, but with a shorter crown stripe.
East Africa: found in southern Ethiopia, central and eastern Kenya, Somalia, extreme southeastern South Sudan, extreme north-east of Uganda, and extreme north coast of Tanzania.
Tchagra jamesi has two subspecies:
- Coastal eastern Kenya, extreme north-eastern Tanzania and adjacent islands (Manda and Lamu)
Acacia thickets and scrub.
A "skulker"; uncommon and not often seen.
Call is a series of whistles, descending in pitch; similar to that of Black-crowned Tchagra.
- 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 http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
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