Photo by Aroberts
Hluhluwe-Umfolosi Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- Campephaga flava
Length 19-22 cm (7Â½-8Â¾ in)
Mass 32 g
 Adult male
- Black overall plumage, bill, eyes and legs
- Bright orange gape
- Rounded tail
Some males have a yellow patch on the carpal joint.
 Adult female
- Upper parts olive, finely barred black
- Tail brown and yellow
- Wings with yellow and blackish markings
- White under parts, finely scalloped black
Africa: Woodland regions south of the Equator, extending northwards in eastern Africa to southern Somalia, southern Kenya, Uganda and southern Sudan.
This is a monotypic species.
It has in the past been considered conspecific with Petit's Cuckoo-shrike.
Woodlands and forest margins.
Generally solitary or in pairs.
Usually quiet and inconspicuous as they glean mainly insects from leaves, twigs and bark. Also occasionally eats fruit.
Monogamous and territorial. The nest is a shallow cup built using moss, lichen and spider web. One to three eggs are laid September to February (in southern Africa).
Either resident or local migrant.
Call: A high-pitched trill.
- Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
- Hockey, PAR, WRJ Dean, and PG Ryan, eds. 2005. Roberts' Birds of Southern Africa. 7th ed. Cape Town: John Voelcker Bird Book Fund. ISBN 978-0620340533
- Lepage D. 2008. Avibase. Search for "Campephaga flava" downloaded March 2008.
- Sinclair, I and P Ryan. 2003. Birds of Africa South of the Sahara. Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0691118154
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2016)
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