French: Érémomèle à cou roux German: Rostbanderemomela Spanish: Eremomela cuellirrufa
Leroma, Pillaansburg, west Northern Province, South Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
E. u. rensi
Benson, 1943 – S & E Zambia, Malawi, N, E & C Zimbabwe, and C Mozambique.
E. u. usticollis
Sundevall, 1850 – S Angola (S Huíla, Cunene), N & C Namibia, N & E Botswana (recent records in W Botswana#R), SW & S Zimbabwe, S Mozambique, NE South Africa (Northern Province, NE KwaZulu-Natal) and E Swaziland.
10–11 cm; 6·5–10 g. Nominate race has top and side of head and upperparts ash-grey, chestnut tinge along lower cheek; upperwing dark grey-brown with pale... read more
Song a high-pitched “tee-tew ti-ti-tee”, often followed by short trill, “trrrr... read more
Acacia (Acacia) woodland, riverine thornbush, stands of tall acacia, also mixed woodland... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects and larvae; spiders (Araneae). Forages actively in pairs or small groups; often with other species. Feeds in canopy of thorn... read more
Laying in Mar in Zambia and Malawi, Sept–Apr in Zimbabwe, Oct–Nov in Botswana and Oct–Apr in N South Africa. Solitary;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely distributed in S Africa and common throughout most of its range. Density 1 pair/17 ha in acacia woodland in South Africa.
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