French: Loriot à ailes noires German: Schwarzschwingenpirol Spanish: Oropéndola alinegra
J. P. Verreaux and J. B. É. Verreaux
Subspecies and Distribution
O. n. alleni
Amadon, 1953 – Sierra Leone and SE Guinea E to SW Nigeria; recorded in Guinea-Bissau#R.
O. n. nigripennis
J. P. Verreaux & J. B. É. Verreaux, 1855 – SE Nigeria and S Cameroon E to S South Sudan and N Uganda, S to NW Angola; also Bioko.
19–21 cm; 50–60 g. Nominate race has head to neck and upper breast glossy black, hindneck and upper mantle bright golden-yellow, becoming yellowish olive-green on... read more
Vocabulary very varied, and similar to that of O. brachyrynchus but higher-pitched, with... read more
Mature secondary forest, forest edge, gallery forest, coffee forest, mangroves, large trees in... read more
Food and feeding
Small fruits, e.g. figs (Ficus), Musanga and Rauvolfia; also invertebrates, e.g. beetles (Coleoptera), winged... read more
Fledgling in Jan in Guinea, birds with enlarged gonads in Sept in Liberia, and nest-building in Jan and full-grown young in Jun in Ivory... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common and widespread in range of c.1,900,000km². Estimated density 0·04–0·1 individuals/ha at M’Passa, in... read more
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