French: Gobemouche à pattes jaunes German: Gelblaufschnäpper Spanish: Papamoscas patigualdo
Pedilorhynchus epulatus seth-smithi
Budongo Forest, Uganda
SE Nigeria, S Cameroon, Bioko, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, extreme N & SW Congo (Kouilou, Mayombe), SW Central African Republic (Dzanga-Ndoki National Park, possibly Lobaye), NE & E DRCongo and W Uganda (Budongo Forest).
10·5 cm; 8–10 g. Has head and upperparts, including ear-coverts, side of neck and scapulars, dark bluish slate-grey, very indistinctly streaked on forehead and crown;... read more
Thin and high-pitched. Song 3–5 buzzy notes with overtones. Male’s contact call single short... read more
Primary lowland forest and old secondary growth, typically in new openings and clearings (such as... read more
Food and feeding
Very small flying insects, usually less than 10 mm long (most c. 5 mm), but eats some large flies (Diptera) such as Chrysops, and... read more
Laying in Oct in Nigeria, Dec–Mar and Jun in Cameroon, all months except Jul and Apr and with peaks Aug–Sept (end of long dry... read more
None recorded. Male and female ringed as adults were still on same territory 5 years later.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon to frequent or common over its disjunct range. In NE Gabon average density is 8 pairs/km². Has presumably suffered habitat destruction and... read more
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