Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.
The Abyssinian Catbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
The Abyssinian Catbird (Parophasma galinieri) is a species of bird in the Timaliidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Parophasma. It is endemic to Ethiopia. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Parophasma galinieri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. * Collar, N. J. & Robson, C. 2007. Family Timaliidae (Babblers) pp. More
The Abyssinian Catbird – one of the finest, if not the finest singer of all the birds of Africa – is frequent to common in the western and southern highland between 1800 and 3500 meters in giant heath, St. John's wort, highland bamboo, juniper, podocarpus and olive forests. It lives singly, in pairs or in parties up to eight often in thickets and vines that fringe these forests. More
Cliffchat, Abyssinian Catbird (which has a loud and beautiful song although usually delivered out of sight from thick cover of roses or other broadleaves) and pairs of White-backed Black Tit, all four being endemic species. Parties of Erckel’s Francolin may also be disturbed at the escarpment. Pay special attention if the gelada start alarming, as, if you are lucky, a Simien Wolf may be wandering by. More