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Black-necked Eremomela - BirdForum Opus

Eremomela atricollis

Identification

10–11·5 cm (4-4½ in)

  • Black face mask
  • Yellow forehead and supercilium
  • Yellow on chin and throat has black borders

Distribution

Africa:
Western Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Tanzania, Zambia

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Subspecies venustula is not generally recognised.[2]

Habitat

Brachystegia woodlands and dry savanna.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of insects, foraged from leaves in the canopy. They are often seen feeding with other species, particularly Green-capped Eremomela.

Breeding

The cup-shaped nest is constructed from fibres and cobwebs.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2017)

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