French: Gobemouche de Cassin German: Cassinschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas de Cassin
#R, Sette Cama, Gabon
Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Ghana E to W Uganda, S to N Angola, CS & SE DRCongo and extreme NW Zambia.
13 cm; 16–19 g. Male has head and upperparts, including ear-coverts and neck side, bluish slate-grey, forehead and crown slightly streaked darker, lores paler grey;... read more
Song a pleasant medley of high-pitched chirps, whistles, trills, chips and buzzes, in phrases... read more
Occurs only in forest vegetation along watercourses, mainly in lowlands but in Uganda to 1800 m.... read more
Food and feeding
Eats mostly flying insects, especially flies (Diptera), dragonflies (Odonata) and butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera), also mayflies (... read more
Breeds in Mar and Nov in Liberia, Jan and Apr–May in Nigeria, Jul and Oct–Mar (mainly in dry season) in Cameroon, Nov–Mar... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and generally considered to be uncommon to common throughout range. Frequent to locally abundant in Gabon, where in NE recorded density of... read more
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