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==Taxonomy==
 
==Taxonomy==
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There are nien subspecies:<sup>[[#References|1]]</sup>
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*''E. i. alexanderi''
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*''E. i. griseoflava''
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*''E. i. abdominalis''
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*''E. i. polioxantha''
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*''E. i. puellula''
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*''E. i. icteropygialis''
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*''E. i. helenorae''
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*''E. i. perimacha''
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*''E. i. saturatior''
  
 
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The diet includes insects and other small invertebrates.
 
The diet includes insects and other small invertebrates.
 
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==References==
 
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# Clements JF. 2007. ''The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World''. 6th ed., with updates to October 2008. Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
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[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Eremomela]] [[category:incomplete]]

Revision as of 10:19, 23 September 2008

Eremomela icteropygialis
Photo by balticbird

Identification

10 cm. Grey upperparts, becoming darker and more olive on the wings and tail, thin pale grey supercilium, blackish stripe through the eye, grey breast, lemon yellow belly, black bill. The subspecies vary in the extent and intensity of the yellow on the belly, and birds in western southern Africa a have whitish throat and breast.

The sexes are similar, but the juvenile has duller yellow underparts than the adult.

Distribution

Africa south of the Sahara.

Taxonomy

There are nien subspecies:1

  • E. i. alexanderi
  • E. i. griseoflava
  • E. i. abdominalis
  • E. i. polioxantha
  • E. i. puellula
  • E. i. icteropygialis
  • E. i. helenorae
  • E. i. perimacha
  • E. i. saturatior

Habitat

Open woodland, savanna, and dry scrub.

Behaviour

It builds a cup nest in the branches of a tree or shrub, and 2-4 white eggs are laid. It is monogamous, pairing for life.

The diet includes insects and other small invertebrates.

References

  1. Clements JF. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2008. Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019

External Links

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