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Photo by megan perkins
Kakamega , Kenya, December 2006
Eremomela turneri

Identification

8-9 cm

  • Grey upperparts
  • Rufous forehead
  • White underparts
  • Black breast-band
  • Grey flanks

Juvenile

  • Olive-brown upperparts
  • Paler underparts
  • Hint of breast-band

Distribution

Africa
Western Africa: occurs only in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Eastern Africa: Kenya and Uganda

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • E. t. kalindei:
  • East-central DRC and extreme south-western Uganda (Nyondo Forest)
  • E. t. turneri:
  • Western Kenya (Mount Elgon, Kakamega Forest and southern Nandi Hills)

Habitat

Moist lowland and montane forests .

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
  2. Avibase
  3. BirdLife International

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