Usambara Akalat
Sheppardia montana
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The Usambara akalat is a Tanzanian endemic in the west Usambara mountains, in undergrowth at higher elevations. The bird in the top photo (West Usambaras, 1-21) and the bird in the bottom photos (Magamba FR, 4-19) are courtesy of Per Holmen. The other four photos of one bird were taken in the Shagayu Forest (10-11), courtesy of Valéry Schollaert. Note the larger white and smaller rufous spots in front of the eye and the rufous wash on the tail.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Valéry Schollaert, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 1-14-21