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Photo © by nick scarle
Naro Moru River Lodge, Kenya, 28th March 2009
Eurillas latirostris


17 cm (6¾ in)

  • Sooty-olive upperparts and head
  • Rufous rump
  • Brown back and wings
  • Dark reddish brown tail
  • Bright yellow moustachial stripes

Sexes alike
Juvenile resembles adult, but more dingy brown, no moustache.


Western Africa: found in Mauritania, Senegal, Senegal, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania
African Islands: Gulf of Guinea Islands, Bioko (Fernando Po)



Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

Formerly placed in genus Andropadus.


Dry and moist primary, secondary and gallerly forests, both the edges and interior.




Their diet consists of fruits, berries, molluscs, woodlice, spiders, frogs, and geckos.


When breeding the males gather and sing at lek sites; females gather at leks and choose male. The clutch contains 1-4 eggs which are incubated by female for 12–14 days. Outside of leks, both care for young.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2011. IOC World Bird Names (version 2.9). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2018)

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