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Adult of race woosnami
Photo © by MURAMURA
Mabira Forest Uganda, October 2006
Alethe castanea



From Central to East Africa
Central Africa: Nigeria to Cameroon, Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda and just into Tanzania
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po)



Two subspecies are recognized[1].

White-tailed Alethe was recently split from this species.


Moist lowland forests.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2019. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World: v2019. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase

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