Alternative names: Yellow Flycatcher Warbler, Dark-capped Yellow Warbler.
- Iduna natalensis
Length 14-15 cm, mass 12 g. Upperparts olive-brown; tail and flight feathers darker. Underparts bright yellow. Bill dark, eyes brown, legs and feet slate-grey.
There are three or four subspecies; There is variation in the plumage coloration (different shades of brown and yellow).
- I. n. batesi:
- I. n. massaica:
- I. n. major:
- I. n. natalensis:
Formerly placed in genus Chloropeta
Rank vegetation along watercourses and forest edges and near wetlands.
Usually found singly or in pairs, these birds are inconspicuous unless singing.
They forage for invertebrates low down in the vegetation.
The nest is a cup of grass blades made within 2 m of the ground; 2-3 eggs are laid.
Song rich and distinctive.
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- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) African Yellow Warbler. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 18 April 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/African_Yellow_Warbler