French: Malimbe à bec bleu German: Rotkehlweber Spanish: Malimbo piquiazul
J. E. Gray
SW Senegal, W Guinea-Bissau, W & S Guinea and Sierra Leone E to SW Togo, S Benin, S Nigeria, SW & S Cameroon and SW Central African Republic, S to Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, N & W Congo, and NW & NE Angola (Cabinda and N Lunda Norte), also N, SW & SC DRCongo E to extreme SW South Sudan (Bengangai Forest) and W Uganda (Bwamba).
17 cm; male 38–47 g, female 29–36 g. Male plumage is entirely black, except for deep red patch on breast, extent of red individually variable (on some reaching... read more
Song consists of a mixture of warbling notes and shrill elements, "chisisisi-wer chi-wurrr... read more
Primary and secondary forest, particularly in swampy areas with Raphia palms, and in oil... read more
Food and feeding
Diet primarily insects and other arthropods, but in Ivory Coast recorded as 40% arthropods, 30% fruit, 30% other material; some vegetable... read more
Breeds in Jun–Jul in Senegal, Nov–Mar in Liberia, Jun–Mar in Ivory Coast, Jun–Jul and Sept–Oct in Ghana, Apr... read more
Generally considered sedentary; appears to move over larger area within forests when not breeding,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common; uncommon in extreme E of range (W Uganda). Most widely distributed member of genus. In addition to current known range, an old... read more
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