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;[[:Category:Eremomela|Eremomela]] badiceps
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==Identification==
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10cm (4 in).
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* Chestnut forehead to nape
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* Black band through [[Topography#Heads|lores]]  and ear-coverts
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* Grey upperparts, dark grey-brown upperiwng with grey-buff edges
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* Blackish-brown tail
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* White chin and throat
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* Black band on upper breast
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* Creamy white rest of underparts, grey flanks
  
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Sexes similar. Juveniles have dull olive-green upperparts, a cinnamon-brown tinged crown, are pale yellow below and the breastband is light greyish or even absent.
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====Variations====
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* ''fantiensis'' with creamy or yellowish belly
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* ''latukae'' with duller and less chestnut on crown and nape
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==Distribution==
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Western and Central [[Africa]].<br />
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Not common but has a wide range.
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==Taxonomy==
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Three subspecies recognized:
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* ''E. b. fantiensis'' from [[Sierra Leone]] to western [[Nigeria]]
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* ''E. b. badiceps'' from [[Nigeria]] to northern [[Angola]] and western [[Uganda]], also on [[Bioko]]
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* ''E. b. latukae'' in southern [[South Sudan]]
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Formerly treated conspecific with [[Turner's Eremomela]].
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==Habitat==
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Lowland forest. Also in secondary forest, regrowth and small trees around villages and habitation.
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==Behaviour==
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====Diet====
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Feeds on insects. Takes also berries and seeds.<br />
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Forages high in the canopy. Usually in small, noisy groups.
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====Breeding====
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A territorial species, probably a co-operative breeder. No other information.
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====Movements====
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A sedentary species.
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==References==
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#{{Ref-Clements6thAug17}}#{{Ref-HBWVol11}}
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{{ref}}
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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{{GSearch|Eremomela+badiceps}}
  
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[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Eremomela]]  [[Category:Missing Images]]

Latest revision as of 22:56, 8 May 2018

Photo by Kwame Brown
Kakum NP, Ghana, April 2018
Eremomela badiceps

Identification

10cm (4 in).

  • Chestnut forehead to nape
  • Black band through lores and ear-coverts
  • Grey upperparts, dark grey-brown upperiwng with grey-buff edges
  • Blackish-brown tail
  • White chin and throat
  • Black band on upper breast
  • Creamy white rest of underparts, grey flanks

Sexes similar. Juveniles have dull olive-green upperparts, a cinnamon-brown tinged crown, are pale yellow below and the breastband is light greyish or even absent.

Variations

  • fantiensis with creamy or yellowish belly
  • latukae with duller and less chestnut on crown and nape

Distribution

Western and Central Africa.
Not common but has a wide range.

Taxonomy

Three subspecies recognized:

Formerly treated conspecific with Turner's Eremomela.

Habitat

Lowland forest. Also in secondary forest, regrowth and small trees around villages and habitation.

Behaviour

Diet

Feeds on insects. Takes also berries and seeds.
Forages high in the canopy. Usually in small, noisy groups.

Breeding

A territorial species, probably a co-operative breeder. No other information.

Movements

A sedentary species.

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. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliot, and D Christie, eds. 2006. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 11: Old World Flycatchers to Old World Warblers. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553064

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