French: Tisserin safran German: Safranweber Spanish: Tejedor azafranado
Other common names:
lower Cuanza River, Angola
S Gabon, SW Congo S to W Angola, and S Uganda, SW Kenya, E & S DRCongo, Rwanda, Burundi and W Tanzania S to NE Namibia (Caprivi Strip), N Botswana (Okavango Basin), Zimbabwe, WC Mozambique, N & E South Africa (locally Limpopo S to KwaZulu-Natal) and W Swaziland.
17–18 cm; male 40–50 g, female 35–40 g. Male has golden-yellow head; upperparts and tail greenish-yellow to golden-olive, rectrices with yellow edges;... read more
Song a short chattering phrase followed by trill and squeaky notes, "chichi-chichi-chi-squirr... read more
Bushy areas with tall grass, on forest margins and along streamsides; generally at 1200–2300... read more
Food and feeding
Diet invertebrates, fruit, seeds and nectar. Insects include beetle larvae (Coleoptera) and termites (Isoptera); fruit includes guavas (... read more
Breeds Jan–Apr over much of range; as early as Sept in S Africa, Zambia and Malawi, and recorded in most months in E Africa, peak... read more
Probably sedentary. In S Africa, greatest distance moved was 10 km.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Considered to be common to locally common in much of range; rare to scarce and local in PRCongo. Much less abundant than colonial species. Estimated... read more
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