French: Malimbe de Ballmann German: Ballmannweber Spanish: Malimbo de Gola
Other common names:
between Cavally and Keibli Rivers, north-west of Tai, south-western Ivory Coast
Extreme E Sierra Leone (Gola Forest) and adjacent W Liberia; E Liberia and adjacent W Ivory Coast, and recently located in extreme SE Guinea.
15–17 cm. Male has most of plumage black; golden-yellow patch on nape washed with tawny-orange at margins, large yellow breast patch with some tawny-orange wash,... read more
Both sexes sing throughout year. Male song "cheg chig cheg cheg chega zzzzzzzz", very like that of... read more
Lowland evergreen forest, and recorded also in logged high forest and very old secondary forest;... read more
Food and feeding
Diet primarily insects, probably including mantids (Mantodea) and grasshoppers (Orthoptera); most prey items less than 3 cm in length.... read more
Nest-building activity suggest breeding probably in Jun–Jul and Sept–Nov; dependent young noted Oct–Mar. Presumed... read more
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. Restricted range species: present in Upper Guinea Forests EBA. Rare to locally common. Has small total range within which its habitat is highly threatened, and... read more
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