Yellow-bellied Hyliota Hyliota flavigaster
Female Yellow-bellied Hyliota, Kalakpa, Ghana, May 2011 - click for larger image

Kalakpa, Ghana
May 2011

The Yellow-bellied Hyliota is distributed in tropical Africa in areas of wooded savanna and open woodland where it gleans insects from bark and leaves. It is often seen upside down as it forages. The Hyliotas used to be regarded as flycatchers but they are now classified as Old World Warblers of the Sylviidae family.

The male is glossy-blue-black above with a large white wing patch and pale yellowish-buff below. This photo is of a female which has dark grey-brown upperparts.

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