French: Inséparable de Fischer German: Pfirsichköpfchen Spanish: Inseparable de Fischer
Virtually confined to Tanzania S and E of L Victoria, including some islands off S shore; range centred on Serengeti. Records from S Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda appear to refer to wild individuals irrupting in response to drought within normal range, but could involve feral birds as well.
15 cm; 42–58 g. Forehead and bill red, less intense on rest of head and shading on nape, sides of neck and throat to yellowish pink, then green on lower breast and... read more
Commonest vocalization a screechy “krreek” or a disyllabic “chi-reek!”. When perched, utters a wide... read more
Wooded grasslands with Acacia, Commiphora and Adansonia, at 1100–... read more
Food and feeding
Essentially granivorous, including seeds of the grass Penisetum mezianum and weed Achyranthes asper collected from... read more
Jan–Apr, Jun–Jul. Most nests 2–15 m up in dead trees or dead branches of living trees, commonly in old woodpecker or... read more
Sedentary, although with local dry season movements, and irruptions in Jul–Aug some years... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered near-threatened. A BirdLife “restricted-range” species. Locally common, fairly common and widespread. Range... read more
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