Family Cisticolas and allies (Cisticolidae)

Least Concern

Yellow-browed Camaroptera (Camaroptera superciliaris)


Taxonomy

French: Camaroptère à sourcils jaunes German: Gelbbrauen-Bogenflügel Spanish: Camaróptera cejigualda
Taxonomy:

Sylvicola superciliaris

Fraser

, 1843,

Malabo, Bioko

.

Several races have been described, but variation is slight and probably clinal. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Sierra Leone E to Uganda, S to NW Angola and S DRCongo; also Bioko.

Descriptive notes

10 cm; 7–12 g. A small, short-tailed warbler with distinctive yellow face and long and slender bill. Has prominent yellow supercilium and yellowish cheek, contrasting... read more

Voice

Male song a nasal, plaintive “jer-wa jer-wa” like a toy trumpet, repeated monotonously... read more

Habitat

Confined to Guinea-Congo forests biome; occurs in gallery forest, forest edge, secondary growth and... read more

Food and feeding

Diet mainly insects, including grasshoppers (Orthoptera), termites (Isoptera), moths and caterpillars (Lepidoptera). Occurs singly, in... read more

Breeding

Nests Oct–Mar, although may breed all year in DRCongo. Monogamous; solitary, territorial. In territorial dispute, males sing in view... read more

Movements

Little known; presumably resident.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Uncommon to locally common. Average density of 0·1 pairs/ha recorded in Gabon.

Recommended citation

Ryan, P. (2019). Yellow-browed Camaroptera (Camaroptera superciliaris). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/58688 on 17 September 2019).