French: Amarante de Reichenow German: Tschadamarant Spanish: Amaranta de Chad
Other common names:
Sakdje (Sakjé), upper Benue River, Adamawa, Cameroon
N Cameroon and extreme SW Chad.
10–11 cm. Male has crown and nape pale grey, mantle, back and upperwing-coverts umber-brown to cinnamon, rump and uppertail-coverts red, tail feathers black with... read more
Calls include soft "tsit", high-pitched twitter, soft "chew", slow trill; alarm "pitpitpit". Voice... read more
Rocky hillsides and rocky granite outcroppings with scattered thickets, woods and grass, also well-... read more
Food and feeding
Small grass seeds, taken on the ground. Forages in pairs.
Breeds apparently in Aug–Nov, in wet season. No other information.
Resident. In Cameroon (Poli), local altitudinal movement from 400 m to wetter upland sites above... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common, but local. In N Cameroon, apparently known only from type locality (Sakjé), on upper R Benue. In Chad, occurs near... read more
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