French: Bruant à ventre jaune German: Braunbürzelammer Spanish: Escribano culipardo
no locality = probably Dar Bertat, western Ethiopia
Subspecies and Distribution
E. a. nigeriae
Bannerman & Bates, 1926 – Senegambia E to Nigeria and N Cameroon.
E. a. vulpecula
Grote, 1921 – C Cameroon, S Chad and Central African Republic.
E. a. affinis
Heuglin, 1867 – South Sudan, NE DRCongo, NW Uganda, W Kenya (rare) and (most likely this race) NW Ethiopia and adjacent E Sudan.
E. a. omoensis
Neumann, 1905 – S Ethiopia.
13–15 cm; 14·5–18 g. A small bunting with rather slender bill, extensive white on face and extensively yellow below; lacks white wingbars of other African yellow-breasted... read more
Male song a short, buzzy trill lasting 1–1·5 seconds. Liquid contact call like that of a bulbul (... read more
Mesic woodland, including riparian woodland fringe and locally around villages. Reportedly favours... read more
Food and feeding
Diet of specimens from DRCongo contained insects, including termites (Isoptera); in captivity feeds on seeds of grasses and forbs, as well... read more
Little known. Only one nest reported, in Sudan in Mar; fledged chicks in Dec in Gambia. Nest not described; suspected as nesting in cavity... read more
Little known. Presumably mostly resident; most records in W Africa are in wet season, but this may... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally local and scarce. May be locally common, with up to 8 males singing within 1 km.
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