French: Tisserin de Clarke German: Golandweber Spanish: Tejedor de Clarke
S. R. Clarke, 1913,
Coastal SE Kenya (vicinity of Malindi).
13 cm; male 23–27 g, female 21–25 g. Male has black head to back and down to breast, rump bright olive-green with yellow feather fringes; tail dark olive-green;... read more
Song not described. Chattering and sizzling sounds, or insistent "sss sss" calls from... read more
Coastal forest; most frequent in miombo (Brachystegia) woodland.
Food and feeding
Diet insects such as beetles (Coleoptera), caterpillars (Lepidoptera) and scale insects (Coccoidea); also fruits of Loranthus,... read more
No definite information until recently, being speculated that nests might be solitary, high in trees. In 2013 the first breeding colony was... read more
Presumed resident. Observed most often in Aug–Mar, with few records Dec–Feb, suggesting... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in East African coastal forests EBA. Global population estimated in early 1980s at fewer than 4000 individuals, and no... read more
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