French: Tisserin intermédiaire German: Cabanisweber Spanish: Tejedor intermedio
Subspecies and Distribution
P. i. intermedius
Rüppell, 1845 – Djibouti, Ethiopia, NW & S Somalia, SE South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya (except NE), NE DRCongo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania (except SW).
P. i. cabanisii
(W. K. H. Peters, 1868) – SW Congo, coastal Angola, SW Tanzania, SE DRCongo, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, W & SW Mozambique, N Namibia, N & E Botswana, N & E South Africa and Swaziland.
13 cm; 17–27 g. Male nominate race breeding has forehead and forecrown, lores, cheek, ear-coverts, chin and throat black, hindcrown orange-chestnut, nape and side of... read more
Song a long swizzling call, interspersed with chattering notes and other elements, "swizzzzzz... read more
Bushed and wooded grassland, also cultivated areas, favouring localities near water; often close to... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly insects, including caterpillars (Lepidoptera), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), termites (Isoptera); also seeds, mulberries, flowers... read more
Season Jan–May in DRCongo, Oct–Nov and Mar–May in Rwanda, Mar, May–Jul and Sept in Ethiopia, Jun in Somalia, Mar... read more
Presumed resident, but moves away from breeding areas. Rainy-season visitor to S Sudan. Greatest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread and locally abundant. Population in Swaziland estimated at fewer than 1000 individuals; more than 4000 in C & S Mozambique, on SE... read more
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