French: Gonolek à ventre rouge German: Scharlachwürger Spanish: Bubú cabecinegro
NE Nigeria, S Chad, N & C Cameroon (S to Adamawa Plateau) and N Central African Republic E to E Sudan, W Eritrea and W Ethiopia, S to E DRCongo, N Tanzania and W Kenya; also in SE DRCongo (Lualaba Valley from about Kabalo S to L Kisale and Bukama).
20·5–21·5 cm; male 42–53 g, female 46–55 g. Top of head to below eye, ear-coverts, side of neck and upperparts, including upperwing and tail,... read more
Pair sings in duet, a loud, resonant, bell-like, disyllabic "wheeyou", "hweeu", "yoick" or "tyotyo... read more
Thornbush, wooded and bushy grasslands, thick belts of woody growth along streams and lakesides,... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, including Orthoptera and caterpillars, also some small fruits; some small lizards and bird eggs taken. Forages singly and in pairs... read more
Poorly known. Season Mar and Jun–Jul in Sudan; in Uganda, Mar–Apr in N & E and Sept–Jan and Mar–Jun (mainly Apr... read more
Resident; in Chad thought to move N in wet season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In Nigeria common on shores of L Chad S to R Logone inundation zone, Waza National Park and Logomani, and common in N Cameroon S to Adamawa Plateau;... read more
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