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Green-backed Eremomela - BirdForum Opus

Eremomela canescens

Identification

10–11 cm

  • Olive-green upperparts
  • Grey head
  • Yellowish-green rump and uppertail coverts

Distribution

Africa
Western Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, Senegambia, The Gambia, Chad, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • E. c. canescens:
  • E. c. elegans:
  • Sudan (Darfur and Kordofan to Sennar)
  • E. c. abyssinica:
  • E. c. elgonensis:
  • Western Kenya (Mount Elgon to southern Nandi Hills)

Habitat

Acacia woodland, open wooded savanna.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of insects and caterpillars.

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 November 2014)

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