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9-10cm. Grey head and nape with a brown back becoming cinnamon-rufous on the rump and tail. Underparts are cinnamon. Buff throat. Sexes are similar.
Formerly placed in genus Myiobius.
Humid forest and secondary woodland.
The female builds a pear-shaped nest of plant fibres and leaves with a side entrance, suspended from a twig or vine. 2 chocolate-blotched white eggs are incubated by the female for 15-16 days.
The diet includes insects, especially leafhoppers, picked from foliage or taken in the air.
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