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Photo by Tib78
Tabora area, Tanzania, September 2015
Phyllastrephus cerviniventris


18 cm (7 in)

  • Orange or yellow eyes
  • Pale grey lores
  • Pale legs


Africa: found from southern Kenya to Tanzania, Zambia, southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi and Mozambique


This is a monotypic species1.


Gallery forest, riparian and bamboo thickets, groundwater and moist evergreen forests.



Their diet consists of beetles, grasshoppers and fruit.


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  1. 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/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)

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