French: Parmoptile de Jameson German: Kongoameisenpicker Spanish: Estrilda piquifina de Jameson
Yambuya, Aruwimi River, DRCongo
W, NC & NE DRCongo, W Uganda (Albertine Rift) and extreme NW Tanzania (Minziro Forest).
11 cm; one male 9·5 g. Male has forehead red, face unmarked bright rufous, crown and upperparts dark greyish olive-brown, upperwing and tail brown; underparts... read more
Few details; "whseet" call recorded.
Moist forest along rivers, logged forest, border of forest swamps, gallery forest, scrub along... read more
Food and feeding
Small insects, e.g. ants (Formicidae) and small beetles (Coleoptera), including larvae and pupae; also small seeds. Of stomachs of nine... read more
Few data. In DRCongo, birds in breeding condition in Feb, May and Sept in Ituri, and in Itombwe breeding Oct–May and juveniles... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Fairly common. Frequent to common in DRCongo, where main populations in NE from Ituri and Itombwe S to Kivu; common at 880–1600... read more
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