French: Tisserin de Bertram German: Malawiweber Spanish: Tejedor de Malawi
SW & E Tanzania, NE Zambia, Malawi and NW Mozambique.
15 cm; 35–43 g. Male has golden yellow on forehead to upper nape, with strong orange-tawny wash on forecrown, black nuchal patch, the yellow becoming golden green on... read more
Song starts with a squeaky phrase, followed by several swizzles, clicking notes, a modulated... read more
Open woodland and thickets along rivers, miombo (Brachystegia) woodland, forest edge and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and nectar recorded in diet. Forages in pairs and in small groups of five or six individuals. Gleans insects from vegetation.
Breeds in Apr in Tanzania, Nov–Dec in Zambia, and Aug–Apr (also record of fledged young fed by adults in May) in Malawi.... read more
Presumed resident. Ringed individuals in Malawi recaptured 25–52 months later.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to locally common. Occurs in more open types of habitat, including cultivated and disturbed areas; not restricted to montane forest.
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