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Green-capped Eremomela - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Greencap Eremomela

Photo by safariranger
Haka Park, Harare, Zimbabwe, June 2006
Eremomela scotops

Identification

11–12 cm

  • Greenish cap and face (merges into grey back)
  • Bright yellow throat and breast
  • Brownish-grey Remiges

Similar Species

Green-backed Eremomela, but their ranges barely overlap.

Distribution

Africa
Western Africa: Gabon, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola
Eastern Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi
Southern Africa: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • E. s. pulchra (extrema):
  • E. s. congensis (angolensis):
  • E. s. citriniceps:
  • E. s. kikuyuensis:
  • Highlands of central Kenya
  • E. s. scotops:

Habitat

Broadleafed woodland, especially miombo, but also in mopane and riverine forests.

Behaviour

Diet

Their diet consists of small insects, generally gleaned at the tops of tall trees.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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