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Photo by volker sthamer
Yabello, Ethiopia, January 2015
Phyllastrephus strepitans


15–18 cm

  • Mostly brown plumage
  • Graduated tail


Africa found from southwestern Sudan; southeastern South Sudan, southern Ethiopia and southern Somalia to northern Uganda, Kenya, and northeastern Tanzania.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dry forest edges, open wooded grassland, deciduous and evergreen thickets and riverside bush. Scrub in semi arid areas.



Their diet consists of insects and fruit.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2015
  3. BF Member observations

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