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Tit Hylia
6672 Tit-Hylia Pholidornis rushiae Limbe Botanical Gardens, Cameroon 20120313 3 600
Information
Range Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Cettiidae
Genus Pholidornis
Species Pholidornis rushiae
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Tit hylia (Pholidornis rushiae), is a species of passerine in the Cettiidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Pholidornis. It is found in Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Togo, and Uganda. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. At 8 cm (3.1 in) long, it is perhaps the smallest bird native to Africa. This species has a pale buff chest and head overlaid with heavy brown streaking. From the lower breast down to the rump, this bird is bright yellow. The legs are a bright orange color. Juveniles are less colorful and less heavily streaked.

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