French: Érythrocerque à tête rousse German: Rotkappen-Spreizschwanz Spanish: Monarca capirrufo
Other common names: Chestnut-capped Flycatcher-warbler
Mondah River, Gabon.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. m. nigeriae
Bannerman, 1920 – SW Mali and NE & S Guinea E to SW Ghana, S Benin and SW Nigeria.
E. m. mccallii
(Cassin, 1855) – SE Nigeria E to SW Central African Republic, S to Gabon, Congo and NW Angola (Cabinda), also C DRCongo.
E. m. congicus
Ogilvie-Grant, 1907 – E DRCongo to W Uganda.
10 cm; 6–8 g. Small flycatcher with short crest and bright chestnut crown and tail. Nominate race has forehead to centre of crown bright chestnut, finely streaked with... read more
Song a rapid, high-pitched warble or twitter, beginning with individual notes running into a trill... read more
Lowland primary forest and mature secondary forests, favouring closed-canopy forest and those with... read more
Food and feeding
Food mostly small invertebrates, including ants and small bees (Hymenoptera), termites (Isoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), grasshoppers (... read more
Season Jan, Mar, Apr, May and Oct in Liberia, Feb and May (adults with young) in Ivory Coast, May–Jun in Ghana, Feb, May, June, Sept... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Variably uncommon, common or abundant. Uncommon in Cameroon, rare in SW Central African Republic; uncommon in Cabinda (NW Angola). A local resident... read more
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