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Yellow-vented Eremomela - BirdForum Opus

Eremomela flavicrissalis


8·5–9 cm (3¼-3½ in)

  • Grey upperparts, with brownish tinge
  • Pale grey head sides
  • Whitish underparts


Africa: found from South Ethiopia to southern Somalia, north-eastern Uganda and south-eastern Kenya


This is a monotypic species[1].


Bushy savanna with trees. Semi-desert scrub.



Their diet consists almost entirely of small insects. They feed up in the canopy or in bushes. Mostly alone, but sometimes with a few others.


Their nest is a small cup constructed from grass, built by both the adults.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Aug 2018)

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