French: Malimbe de Cassin German: Cassinweber Spanish: Malimbo de Cassin
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S Cameroon, SW Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, N & SW Congo, and N DRCongo along major rivers E to Itombwe; reports from Ghana now considered erroneous#R.
17 cm; 35 g. Male has scarlet-red forehead, crown and nape, joined by narrow red collar to a broad red patch on breast; lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat black, as... read more
Song a series of harsh notes followed by nasal sizzling, "tuk tuk tuk szszszzuiiiiin"; group song... read more
Dense, tall primary forest, often in swampy areas or in sectors prone to flooding near watercourses... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects, including crickets and grasshoppers (Orthoptera), mantids (Mantodea) and moths (Lepidoptera); also fruit of the... read more
Season Nov–Mar in Gabon and Sept and Nov in PRCongo; in DRCongo, Nov in N but Sept–Feb in E (Itombwe region). Apparently... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common within undisturbed forest zone. Reports of this species from Ghana now considered to be referable to M. malimbicus; early records... read more
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