Grey-backed Camaroptera

The Grey-backed Camaropteras (Camaroptera brevicaudata) are warblers found in Africa  south of the Sahara Desert.


They measure about 11.5 inches or 30 cm in length – from top of the head to the tip of the short, cocked tail.

The upper plumage is grey and below they are whitish grey.

The wings are olive-colored. Males and females look alike. Juveniles can be identified by their paler yellow chest.

These small birds generally remain well hidden in dense cover.

Diet / Feeding

Their main diet consists of insects.

Nesting / Breeding

They make their nests out of grasses and large leaves and place them in concealed locations in bushes. The average clutch consists of two to three eggs.

Calls / Vocalizations

Their calls are described as a whining sheee……sheee, and the song as a crisp twik twik twik twik twik.

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