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Yellow-vented Eremomela - BirdForum Opus

Eremomela flavicrissalis

Identification

8·5–9 cm (3¼-3½ in)

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

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Bushy savanna with trees. Semi-desert scrub.

Behaviour

Diet

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.

Breeding

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

References

  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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