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Macrosphenus concolor


11–12 cm

  • Greyish-olive plumage
  • Short tail


Western and Eastern Africa: found from southern Guinea and Sierra Leone to extreme north-eastern Angola and south-western Uganda


This is a monotypic species[1].

Two subspecies are recognised by some authors: M. c. concolor and M. c. grisescens[2]


A variety of (mainly lowland) forests and forest edges.



Their diet consists mostly of insects, including moths, and caterpillars.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2015)

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