French: Tisserin masqué German: Heuglinweber Spanish: Tejedor de Heuglin
Bahr el Ghazal, South Sudan
S Senegal, Gambia, S Mali, Ivory Coast and S Burkina Faso E to SW Niger, N Nigeria, N Cameroon, S Chad and N Central African Republic, also SW South Sudan, NE DRCongo, and W & C Uganda E to extreme W Kenya.
13 cm; 21–28·5 g. Male breeding has golden-yellow forehead and crown, greenish-yellow nape; mantle and back olive-green with faint central streaks on feathers, rump... read more
Song described as a long phrase of swizzling sounds, chatters and rattles, such as "chukakakakaka-... read more
Savanna woodland, coastal thickets, secondary scrubland and around farms and villages; generally... read more
Food and feeding
Diet apparently predominantly arthropods, including spiders (Araneae), caterpillars (Lepidoptera), beetles (Coleoptera), dragonflies (... read more
Breeds Aug in Senegal, Jul and Sept–Oct in Mali, Mar–Jul in Ghana, Aug–Sept in Togo, May–Sept in Benin, May–... read more
Moves away from breeding areas after nesting. In Nigeria, movements apparently related to regional... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common, although patchy in distribution. On Lamto savanna, in Ivory Coast, density of 4 pairs/50 ha in dry season and 7 pairs/50 ha in wet... read more
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