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Burnt-necked Eremomela - BirdForum Opus

Juvenile
Photo © by peterday
Umkhumbe Lodge South Africa Jan 2019
Eremomela usticollis

Identification

Bluish grey above and pale buff below. Combination of pale yellow eyes and rufous cheeks and ear coverts is diagnostic.
A small, rusty throat bar is often inconspicuous or absent.

Distribution

Southern Africa: found in Angola, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland.

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

There are two subspecies:

  • E. u. rensi
  • E. u. usticollis

An additional subspecies baumgarti is generally considered invalid[2].

Habitat

Mainly acacia woodland, but also arid broadleafed woodland and dry riverbeds.

Behaviour

The diet includes insects.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations

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