French: Gobemouche à sourcils blancs German: Brauenwaldschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas cejiblanco
Subspecies and Distribution
F. c. cinerascens
Hartlaub, 1857 – SW Senegal and Gambia (Gambia and Basse Casamance), Guinea-Bissau (except NE), W Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, S Ivory Coast and S Ghana.
F. c. ruthae
Dickerman, 1994 – S Benin (Lokoli Forest#R), SW, S & C Nigeria, S Cameroon and S Central African Republic S to N Angola (Cabinda SE to Lunda Norte) and C DRCongo (E to upper Uele, Ituri and Kasai).
17 cm; 13–24·5 g (ruthae). Male nominate race has head and upperparts dark sooty grey, lores darker, pure white supraloral spot extending backwards as... read more
Rather quiet and unobtrusive. Song a series of drawn-out, high-pitched, thin, trilled, almost... read more
Lowland riparian evergreen forest at rivers, lagoons and creeks, including seasonally flooded... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly arthropods, predominantly insects, including moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), ants and wasps (Hymenoptera... read more
Recorded May and Sept in Senegal and Gambia, Jan and Apr–May in Ghana, Feb and Apr (and male with enlarged testes in Nov) in Nigeria... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to abundant throughout range; not uncommon in S extreme of range, in N Angola. Average density of 7 pairs/km of linear riverbank and 70... read more
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