- Campephaga flava
Length 19-22 cm (7½-8¾ in)
Mass 32 g
- Black overall plumage, bill, eyes and legs
- Bright orange gape
- Rounded tail
Some males have a yellow patch on the carpal joint.
- Upper parts olive, finely barred black
- Tail brown and yellow
- Wings with yellow and blackish markings
- White under parts, finely scalloped black
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.
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