The grey-backed camaroptera (Camaroptera brevicaudata) is a small bird in the Cisticolidae family. This bird is a resident breeder in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Recent studies suggest this species and the green-backed camaroptera may be the same species.
This skulking passerine is typically found low in dense cover. The grey-backed camaroptera binds large leaves together low in a bush and builds a grass nest within the leaves. The normal clutch is two or three eggs.
These 11.5 cm long warblers have grey upperparts and a grey short cocked tail. The wings are olive and the underparts whitish grey. The sexes are similar, but juveniles are paler yellow on the breast.
Like most warblers, grey-backed camaroptera is insectivorous. The call is a whining sheee......sheee, and the song is a crisp twik twik twik twik twik .
- Birds of The Gambia by Barlow, Wacher and Disley, ISBN 1-873403-32-1
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