French: Érémomèle à calotte verte German: Grünkappeneremomela Spanish: Eremomela coroniverde
Mohapoani, Witfontein Mountains, west Northern Province, South Africa
Subspecies and Distribution
E. s. congensis
Reichenow, 1905 – SE Gabon (Lekoni) S to N Angola, E to SW DRCongo (Kasai).
E. s. pulchra
(Bocage, 1878) – Angola, SE & E DRCongo (Maniema and N end of L Tanganyika S to Katanga), Zambia, W Malawi, NE Namibia, and N Botswana.
E. s. citriniceps
(Reichenow, 1882) – SW Uganda, W Kenya, W Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
E. s. kikuyuensis
van Someren, 1931 – C Kenya.
E. s. scotops
Sundevall, 1850 – coastal Kenya, E Tanzania (inland to Liwale, Songea and Kilosa), E & S Malawi, N & C Mozambique, Zimbabwe and adjacent E Botswana, NE South Africa (Limpopo, Gauteng and Mpumalanga S to N KwaZulu-Natal) and N Swaziland.
11–12 cm; 7–11 g. Nominate race has top and side of head greyish-green, dusky streak through lores; upperparts ash-grey; remiges dark brownish-grey with broad... read more
Dawn song a monotonous “twip-twip-twip-twip-twip-twip-…” (c. 140 notes per minute). Contact calls a... read more
Variety of open woodland, especially brachystegia (Brachystegia); Baikiaea, tall... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects. Usually forages in groups of 2–8 individuals, mainly in tops of tall trees, but sometimes in bushes; often a core... read more
Laying in Jul–Nov in DRCongo, Sept–Nov in Zambia, Oct–Feb in Malawi, Nov and Feb in Tanzania, Aug–Feb (mainly Nov... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common throughout most of range, particularly in miombo belt, but scarcer in N & E. Uncommon to locally common in W of range. Scarce and... read more
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