French: Érémomèle à dos vert German: Graukappeneremomela Spanish: Eremomela senegalesa
Senegal, extreme S Mauritania and S Mali to SW Chad and NW Central African Republic, S to Sierra Leone, C Ivory Coast, coasts of Ghana, Togo and Benin, and SC Nigeria and SW Cameroon.
9·5 cm; 5·5–8 g. Top of head brownish-grey; side of head pale grey with faint narrow whitish supercilium; upperparts greyish-green, rump and... read more
Foraging song a few harsh notes followed by cheerful rising and falling “chi-chi-chi-chi-... read more
Wooded savanna, acacia (Acacia) grassland, cultivated areas with small trees, orchard bush... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, mainly ants (Hymenoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars and other larvae; a few fruits also taken. Arboreal, typically in... read more
Egg-laying Apr in Senegal, May in Burkina Faso, Jan–Oct in Ivory Coast, May in Niger, and Feb and May in Nigeria. Breeds co-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. The commonest member of its genus throughout the W African guinean and soudanian savanna belts. Up to 10 birds/50 ha in guinean savanna in Ivory... read more
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