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West Africa (resident): Guinea - W Cameroon - NW Angola (pulih, angolensis)
East Africa (intra-African migrant): breeds in SE DR Congo, S Tanzania to E Zambia, and NE South Africa, migrating north to region from NE DR Congo and S Central African Republic to S Kenya (longipennis); vagrant rest of E South Africa, 1 record Ethiopia.
Habitat and Ecology
Forest with dense undergrowth
Resident (West Africa) and intra-African migrant (East Africa)
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 2008Least Concern
- 2004Least Concern
Distribution and habitat
It is found in Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. It is a migratory species,and while it breeds in Tanzania and Southern Africa,it also migrates to the Congo Basin farther north.
- Encyclopedia of Animals: Mammals,Birds,Reptiles and Amphibians. Harold G. Cogger, Edwin Gould, Joseph Forshaw