French: Crombec vert German: Grünmantelsylvietta Spanish: Crombec verde
Setté Cama, Gabon
Subspecies and Distribution
S. v. flaviventris
(Sharpe, 1877) – Yellow-bellied Crombec – Gambia, S Senegal, and S Guinea S to Liberia and E to SW Nigeria.
S. v. virens
Cassin, 1859 – Green Crombec – SE Nigeria E to Central African Republic, S to Gabon and middle R Congo.
S. v. baraka
Sharpe, 1897 – DRCongo (E of middle R Congo) E to S South Sudan (Bengangai Forest, Imatongs), W & S Uganda and W Kenya (Busia district), S to extreme NE Angola, Rwanda, Burundi and extreme NW Tanzania (Bukoba).
S. v. tando
W. L. Sclater, 1927 – S Congo and lower R Congo S to NW Angola (Cabinda, and Uíge S to Luanda, Malanje and N Cuanza Sul).
8·5–9 cm; 8·7 g. A small, rather slender-billed and dingy crombec of forest and secondary growth. Nominate race has top and side of head dark tawny-brown, well-marked... read more
Song a clear, high, rapidly delivered, varying phrase, “skireet-sew eet-si-sew”, or longer “sit-sit... read more
Thick undergrowth near edges and clearings in primary forest; secondary forest and gallery forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Small arthropods; recorded items include ants (Hymenoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), mantids, flies (Diptera), bugs (Hemiptera), orthopterans... read more
Breeds Jun–Aug in Ivory Coast, May in Nigeria, Oct–Feb in Gabon, Jan–Apr and Jul in DRCongo and Oct in Sudan. Monogamous... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and generally common to fairly common. Common to abundant in Liberia, where estimated minimum of 400,000 pairs. Density of 2–4... read more
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