French: Échenilleur loriot German: Pirolraupenfänger Spanish: Oruguero oriolino
Other common names:
Lobotus [sic] oriolinus
Assobam, River Bumba, Cameroon
SE Nigeria (Ikpan), S Cameroon, SW Central African Republic, N Congo and Gabon, also E DRCongo.
19 cm. Male has glossy blue-black head, nape, throat and upper breast, large orange gape wattles; bright yellow on upper mantle, becoming yellowish-green on lower mantle,... read more
Mainly silent and inconspicuous, with “zit” or “tsik” flight call.
Primary, secondary and transition forest at low altitudes; recorded also from edge of logged forest... read more
Food and feeding
Eats small caterpillars (Lepidoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera) and other insects. Frequents canopy of mature trees; often follows mixed-... read more
Laying dates Dec–Jan, Apr–Jun and Aug in DRCongo. No other information.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Data Deficient. There are very few documented sightings of this unobtrusive species, which is regarded as uncommon to very rare... read more
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