French: Becbleu de Grant German: Grantsamenknacker Spanish: Estrilda piquigorda de Grant
20 miles [c. 32 km] north of Fort Beni, west Rwenzoris, 3000 feet [c. 915 m], DRCongo
Extreme SE Cameroon (Lobéké)#R, N Congo (Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park), DRCongo and W Uganda (Semliki Forest).
14 cm; 18·7-21·7 g. Male has front of head (back to central crown) and down to breast and flanks red, rump and uppertail-coverts red; rest of plumage glossy black, wing and... read more
Call a coarse "chip"; female call a soft "thac, thac", and melodious "tyee-dyeeu". Song of... read more
Intact primary forest or secondary forest, swamp-forest, and thick undergrowth of Phrynium... read more
Food and feeding
Large, hard seeds; also insects, and spiders (Araneae). Forages at low levels, mainly in undergrowth. Forages singly and in pairs,... read more
In NE DRCongo (Uele), juveniles in Mar and May–Jun and birds in breeding condition in Dec–Feb, May and Aug–Sept,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rare in W of range and in extreme E of range; uncommon to locally fairly common elsewhere. Distribution patchy; possibly more widespread than... read more
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