Alternative names: Dohrn's Flycatcher; Principe Flycatcher-Babbler
- Sylvia dohrni
At 14 - 15 cm, a small, babbler-like passerine:
- Grey and olive above
- Yellowish-white below
- Prominent dark breastband
- Long, deep bill
Sexes similar, juveniles like adults.
This is a monotypic species.1, 2
Relationships uncertain and further study needed. Has been considered to be a Thrush, an Old World Warbler or an Old World Flycatcher. Due to bill morphology and voice (resembling Mountain-Babblers) placed in the Babblers.1. Gill and Donsker still place this species in the genus Horizorhinus.
Bushes and small trees, primary forest, secondary forest, cocoa plantations, coconut plantations, villages. Found at all elevations.
Feeds on insects and small snails. Takes also berries and seeds. Forages low in understorey and undergrowth, inspecting undersides of branches and sallies after insects.
Breeding season from June to September, probably also in other months. The nest is a fragile cup made of dry leaves and dead grass. One reported nest held two young.
- Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and J Sargatal, eds. 1994. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 2: New World Vultures to Guineafowl. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8487334153
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Dohrn's Thrush-Babbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 5 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Dohrn%27s_Thrush-Babbler