French: Tisserin malimbe German: Miomboweber Spanish: Tejedor alibarrado
WC Angola, SE DRCongo and N Zambia.
13 cm. Small slender-billed weaver, dark above and white below, more like a flycatcher (Muscicapidae) than like a typical weaver. Male has forehead, crown and nape blackish-... read more
Song composed of several fast, tuneful notes in crescendo, leading up to loud swizzle; sometimes... read more
Miombo (Brachystegia) woodland; also enters Cryptosepalum forest. At 100–... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous; stomach contents included mantid (Mantodea), beetles (Coleoptera) and chironomid larvae (Diptera). Forages in tree canopy.... read more
Breeds Aug–Nov in Zambia. Monogamous. Solitary nester. Nest built by both members of pair, a ball of Usnea lichen with... read more
Apparently resident. In Zambia, recorded throughout year at same localities.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly known species. Reported as uncommon within its relatively limited range. Occurs in some protected areas in Zambia.
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