French: Gobemouche olivâtre German: Olivschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas oliváceo
Sette Cama, Gabon
Subspecies and Distribution
F. o. olivascens
(Cassin, 1859) – Common Olivaceous Flycatcher – patchily in SE Sierra Leone, SE Guinea, NW Liberia and S Ivory Coast, and from Ghana (Fanti) E to S Cameroon and SW Central African Republic, S to S & W Congo, also extreme W and E DRCongo (Luki Forest; N Ituri S to Kasai).
F. o. nimbae
(Colston & Curry-Lindahl, 1986) – Nimba Olivaceous Flycatcher – N Liberia and W Ivory Coast (Mt Nimba).
14 cm; 13·5–17·6 g. Nominate race is plain olive-brown above, browner on forehead and crown; lores whitish, ear-coverts and neck side greyish olive-brown... read more
Courtship song is a brief nasal twitter and a longer series of grating and squeaky notes;... read more
Primary humid lowland forest; in PRCongo also flooded forest. Favours tall forest with almost... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including beetles (Coleoptera), small grasshoppers (Orthoptera), large flies (Diptera), larval and adult lepidopterans, winged... read more
Laying in Sept in Nigeria, Dec (also juvenile in Feb and oviduct egg in Oct) in Cameroon, and Jan, Feb, Jun and Aug in NE Gabon; also... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare to locally abundant. Distribution in far W of range (where race involved is uncertain) very patchy; e.g. in S Ivory Coast occurs in Taï... read more
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