French: Érythrocerque jaune German: Goldrücken-Spreizschwanz Spanish: Monarca amarillo
Other common names:
Little Yellow Flycatcher-warbler
Salole, Jubba River, Somalia
S Somalia (S along R Jubba), coastal Kenya (inland to R Tana) and NE Tanzania.
9 cm; 5–7 g. A small, active warbler-like flycatcher with olive-yellow upperparts and bright yellow underparts, and conspicuous dark eye in centre of plain face. Has... read more
Song a rather hurried and high-pitched series of twittering or warbling notes,“wee-see-seeu si-seeu... read more
Primary and secondary coastal forests, including riverine forest and moist thickets; from sea-level... read more
Food and feeding
Food not well known; presumably small invertebrates, including small spiders (Araneae) and caterpillars and their larvae. Usually in pairs... read more
Season Nov–Dec in Kenya and Dec–Feb in Tanzania. Two nests found, an untidy hanging ball with side entrance, made of leaves (... read more
Resident; recorded once in Rondo Forest, in S Tanzania.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common. In Arabuko-Sokoke forest, in coastal Kenya, this species occurs in all four habitat types.
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