French: Camaroptère à dos vert German: Olivbogenflügel Spanish: Camaróptera dorsiverde
Hitherto treated as conspecific with C. toroensis (which see). Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. kelsalli
W. L. Sclater, 1927 – S Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia E to Ghana.
C. c. chloronota
Reichenow, 1895 – E Ghana#R and W Togo E to Cameroon, Gabon, SW Central African Republic and Congo.
C. c. granti
Alexander, 1903 – Bioko.
10 cm; 8–13 g. A small, drab, rather long-billed warbler with short tail often cocked. Male nominate race has crown and upperparts greenish olive, crown washed brown;... read more
Song is a series of loud, penetrating “eeee” or “zzeee” notes, repeated... read more
Confined to Guinea-Congo forests biome, being rare in drier forests; occurs in dense understorey of... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects and other invertebrates, including caterpillars (Lepidoptera), small beetles (Coleoptera) and spiders (Araneae). Occurs... read more
Nesting occurs throughout year, e.g. birds in breeding condition recorded Jan–Oct in Nigeria and evidence of nesting at least Aug... read more
Little known; presumably mostly resident.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Locally common, but seemingly rare in Senegambia. Apparent preference for secondary forest and degraded habitats should help to... read more
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