French: Crombec à gorge tachetée German: Gelbsteißsylvietta Spanish: Crombec ventrilimón
10 miles [16 km] north-west of Fort Beni, 3000 feet [c. 915 m], east DRCongo.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
S. d. hardyi
Bannerman, 1911 – W Guinea (Kindia) and Sierra Leone E to S Ivory Coast, S Ghana and SW Nigeria.
S. d. denti
Ogilvie-Grant, 1906 – SE Nigeria, S Cameroon, extreme SW Central African Republic, Gabon and SW & NW Congo; patchily NC Central African Republic and W Congo E to W Uganda (Budongo Forest and Semuliki National Park), and extreme NE Angola (N Lunda Norte).
8 cm; 8–9 g. Very small crombec with short bill and yellow underparts. Nominate race has top of head olive-grey, ear-coverts pale grey; otherwise olive-green above,... read more
Song, from treetop, a series of clear high piercing notes, “tsiuu-tsiuu-tsiuu-tsiuu-tsiuu-tsiuu”... read more
Secondary forest with larger trees; forest edges and swampy clearings, and along forest rivers and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including caterpillars and beetles (Coleoptera). Forages in crowns of large trees, often in pairs, and with other species;... read more
Laying recorded Sept–Nov in Liberia, Jan–Apr in Ivory Coast, Nov and Apr in Cameroon, Sept, Jan and Mar in Gabon; reported as... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Distribution patchy, but probably under-recorded. Fairly common in Liberia and N Gabon; locally fairly common in Ivory Coast, Ghana and PRCongo;... read more
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