French: Combassou de Codrington German: Sambesiwitwe Spanish: Viuda verdosa
Other common names:
Peters's Twinspot Indigobird
Molilo’s, near Petauke, Zambia
S & SE Tanzania, S Zambia, S Malawi, W & E Zimbabwe, and Mozambique#R; doubtful record from NE South Africa (N KwaZulu-Natal)#R.
10–11 cm; 11·4-14·1 g. Male breeding is black with bright blue or green gloss, concealed white flank spot; tail black, wing with inner three secondaries and their... read more
Song churring and scratchy, like those of other indigobird species, mixed with imitations of songs... read more
Riverine and flooded thickets and dense acacia (Acacia) woodland thickets, usually in... read more
Food and feeding
Small grass seeds, taken from ground. Breeding male and his female visitors forage on his territory; in non-breeding season, forages in... read more
Males in breeding plumage, song, courtship and mating in Mar–May; breeding plumage Jan–May in Zambia and mid-Jan to mid-Jun in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Not well known. Probably fairly common locally.
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