French: Elminie à ventre blanc German: Weißbauch-Haubenschnäpper Spanish: Elminia ventriblanca
Mount Cameroon, Cameroon.
Has been considered conspecific with E. nigromitrata. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
E. a. albiventris
(Sjöstedt, 1893) – SE Nigeria, W Cameroon and Bioko.
E. a. toroensis
(F. J. Jackson, 1906) – NE DRCongo, W Uganda, W Rwanda and NW Burundi.
11 cm; 7–10 g. A small, slender, blunt-crested flycatcher with long graduated tail. Nominate race is almost entirely dark slate-grey, with dull black crown and crest,... read more
Song a soft, melodious warble punctuated with a series of pauses, “psip…psip…... read more
Understorey to mid-level canopy of highland and montane forests, including clearings and secondary... read more
Food and feeding
Diet poorly known; mostly small invertebrates, including flies (Diptera), small beetles (Coleoptera), and bees and wasps (Hymenoptera).... read more
Mar and Dec (birds in breeding condition) in Nigeria, Nov and Feb in Cameroon, Apr (breeding-condition males) in DRCongo, Aug–Sept in... read more
Resident; one Mar record from S Sudan (Bengengai).
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common, locally common or abundant.
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