SPECIES

Swynnerton's Robin Swynnertonia swynnertoni Scientific name definitions

Flemming P. Jensen
Version: 2.0 — Published February 4, 2022

Habitat

Introduction

Occupies the ground stratum of middle altitude and montane evergreen forest (14, 15, 1, 28, 24), but in East Usambara Mountains occurs exclusively in lowland forests (4).

Undisturbed forest is most frequently used in the Udzungwa Mountains, but it has also locally been recorded at high density in forest with a history of cultivation or partial logging decades earlier (29). In the East Usambara foothills it occurs in both gently sloping and very steep terrain, and in a variety of habitats from relatively undisturbed forest with canopy up to 40 m, to lower-canopy logged forest with an understory dominated by the bamboo-like grass Olyra latifolia (4). However, it seemed to occur principally in forests with less logging, and a high, closed canopy and a relatively open understory (4).

Recommended Citation

Jensen, F. P. (2022). Swynnerton's Robin (Swynnertonia swynnertoni), version 2.0. In Birds of the World (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.swyrob1.02