French: Brachycope du Congo German: Kurzschwanzweber Spanish: Tejedor anómalo
Stanley Falls (Boyoma Falls), DRCongo
SE Cameroon (on R Sangha tributaries), Congo (on R Congo and R Ubangi drainage), S Central African Republic (on R Ubangi) and DRCongo (on R Congo, R Ubangi, R Uele and R Ariwumi, with old record from Boma); recently recorded in NW Angola (R Luinga)#R.
12 cm; 20–30 g. Small, very short-tailed weaver. Male breeding has yellow forehead and crown, black lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat; nape, upperparts and... read more
Song a few liquid chirping notes; harsh "jit" calls.
Grassy cleared areas near major rivers in rainforest.
Food and feeding
Diet apparently seeds (stomach contents); insects also likely. Forages on ground, where it hops.
Breeding reported in Sept in Cameroon; in DRCongo, in Jan, Mar, Apr, Jun and Sept–Oct (may vary regionally). Mating system appears to... read more
Presumed to be predominantly resident. Dispersal evidently sufficient for colonization of recent... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Reported as locally common, but few recent data. Recent sight records from NE Angola. Few protected areas lie within this species geographical range... read more
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