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Cabanis's Bunting - BirdForum Opus

Subspecies orientalis
Photo by volker sthamer
Lushoto, Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, September 2016
Emberiza cabanisi

Identification

16–17 cm (6¼-6¾ in) Male

  • Dark crown
  • White supercilium
  • Dark, heavily streaked upperparts
  • Yellow underparts

Distribution

Africa
Western Africa: Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, DRC and Angola.
Eastern Africa: South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi.
Southern Africa: found only in Zimbabwe.

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • E. c. cabanisi:
  • E. c. orientalis:

An addition subspecies cognominata is generally considered invalid[2].

Habitat

Dry broad leafed forest and wooded savanna.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists mostly of insects, especially grasshoppers and grass seeds. They also eat insect larvae, including beetle.

Breeding

Dictionary_M-O#Monogamous. The female builds the nest.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2016)
  4. Wikipedia

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