French: Astrild de Jackson German: Jacksonastrild Spanish: Estrilda de Jackson
Rwenzori, DRCongo–Uganda border.
Mountains of Albertine Rift in E DRCongo, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.
11 cm; c. 14 g. Male has most of head red, nape grey, upperparts dark crimson-red, tail and upperwing blackish-grey; side of neck to chin, throat and underparts dark grey,... read more
Call a soft "tzeek" or "tsit", also soft trilling "geegeegeegee"; song a drawn-out version of... read more
Montane forest, thick undergrowth, bracken briar, bamboo, clearings along forest roads, cultivation... read more
Food and feeding
Small seeds of grass, fallen on ground; also beetles (Coleoptera), small snails. Forages mostly in pairs and small groups.
Breeding records in most months in DRCongo and in May, Aug and Sept in Uganda. In courtship, male holds nesting material in bill, fluffs... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Albertine Rift Mountains EBA. Locally not uncommon. Most numerous of the four crimsonwing species in DRCongo and... read more
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