French: Gobemouche cendré German: Fanteschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas saciado
Other common names:
Mondah River, Gabon
E Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, N Liberia (Mt Nimba), S Ivory Coast, S Ghana, S Cameroon, SW Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, NE Gabon, NW & S Congo (Mayombe) and W & NE DRCongo (Luki Forest; Uele and Ituri). Records from C Nigeria (Nindam Forest) doubtful#R.
9·5 cm; 8·8–10·7 g. A tiny flycatcher with grey plumage. Has crown, ear-coverts, neck side and upperparts plain mouse-grey, indistinctly streaked... read more
Song a rapid medley of thin, high-pitched notes, some buzzy, interspersed with rattling calls.... read more
Lowland forest, mainly secondary growth, but in Liberia (Mt Nimba) also small relict stands of... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects up to 16 mm in size (mostly 5–12 mm), including beetles (Coleoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera) moths (Lepidoptera),... read more
Laying in Mar–Apr and Jul in Cameroon and Jan–Feb and Oct in Gabon; in breeding condition in Jan in Liberia. Monogamous;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Scarce or uncommon to frequent. Recorded density in NE Gabon 4–6 pairs/km². As this species occupies degraded and... read more
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